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Army Sergeant indicted on charges in connection to shooting of BLM protester Garrett Foster a year later

U.S. Army Sgt. Daniel Perry turned himself in to the Travis County Jail on Thursday. (F. Clinton Broden/Broden & Mickelsen)

Almost a year after the shooting death of Garrett Foster, a Black Lives Matter protester, U.S. Army Sgt. Daniel Perry will be charged with murder, deadly conduct and aggravated assault in connection with the killing.

Tony Plohetski with KVUE and the Austin American-Statesman reports a Travis County grand jury made the decision to charge Perry on Thursday. He turned himself into the Travis County Jail but has since posted bond in the amount of $300,000 and was released from custody.

Travis County District Attorney José Garza said over 150 pieces of evidence and testimony from 22 witnesses led the Court to the decision in a three-week hearing.

The incident took place on July 25, 2020, as protesters took to the streets of Austin in continuous protests stemming from the killing of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police. Foster actively participated in protests with his wife, a quadruple-amputee. He was carrying an AK-47 at the time.

Perry was completing a ride nearby as an Uber driver when he says he shot at Foster in self-defense after Foster approached his car, according to his lawyer. Perry, who was stationed in Killeen, took a lie detector test in October to defend his statement. While, the polygraph examiner found "no deception indicated," per his lawyer, the Austin Police Department at the time said witnesses have described several different versions of the incident.


A mortgage banker walks us through the math on purchasing a 'mid-price' Austin home

So you want to buy a house?

To anyone trying to get on the "housing ladder," it's been a discouraging couple of years as prices skyrocketed in a market crowded with buyers bidding against each other for just about any available home.

Things may be calming down, with the Austin Board of REALTORS reporting fewer sales and more available homes this summer.

Mortgage rates have more than doubled in the last year, from around 3% to well over 6% on a 30-year fixed rate loan, getting even more of a bump this week after the Federal Reserve raised bank rates on Wednesday.

So how affordable are homes right now? That, of course, depends on what you want and how much you're able or willing to pay, but here are some rough estimates of what a typical buyer would pay to buy a $650,000 home, which would be considered "mid-price" in today's market.

Mortgage banker Chris Holland (NMLS 211033) of Austin's Sente Mortgage ran some numbers for Austonia to illustrate a typical purchase.

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Camp Fimfo Waco

Camp Fimfo Waco, a brand new camping resort, is kicking off football and fall camping season in style! With top-notch amenities, premium accommodations, and 10 weekends of fall fun, there’s no better place to have a fall camping getaway, especially if you’re a Baylor football fan!

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