Garrett Foster: Austin Protester Shot Dead at Black Lives Matter Rally


Garrett Foster was identified as the man who died in a shooting at a Black Lives Matter protest in Austin, Texas on Saturday night, July 25, 2020. Foster was often at the protests in Austin. He was a Libertarian military veteran and witnesses said he was well-known among the activists participating in the protests in the city. Foster, 28, was shot dead while with his fiancee, Whitney Mitchell, a quadruple amputee who was in a wheelchair, his mother told ABC News.

Police have not yet publicly identified Foster as the victim in the shooting. The driver of a car who is believed to have shot Foster was taken into custody by Austin Police and is cooperating in the investigation, a police spokesperson said. He has not been identified. Foster’s mother, Sheila Foster, identified her son in an interview with ABC’s “Good Morning America.”


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  1. There should be even more use of cameras, particularly video cameras, in such protests. We’d prefer this to be something other than a “he said, she said” dispute. Fortunately smartphones are cheap and people eventually learn how to use them.

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