Jordan Vonderhaar for the Texas Tribune

Armed protesters guard the memorial of Garrett Foster, who was shot and killed during a protest against police brutality in Austin on July 25, 2020.

By Jordan Vonderhaar

Throughout the summer, cities in Texas and around the country have seen protests and demonstrations against police brutality. On Saturday, protesters and law enforcement clashed in Austin, a week after protester Garrett Foster, who was openly carrying an AK-47 rifle — which is legal in Texas — was shot and killed by Daniel Perry, a U.S. Army sergeant, when he approached his car. Perry drove away, then called the police. Perry was released without being charged. Since then, questions have been raised about who was the aggressor.


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People gathered for a vigil in honor of Garrett Foster in Austin this week.

By Meena Venkataramanan, The Texas Tribune

Austin police are investigating the fatal shooting of an armed 28-year-old man who was killed during an encounter with an armed motorist while protesting against police brutality. But whether the unnamed driver faces criminal charges in Garrett Foster's death could hinge on which man police, prosecutors or a grand jury believes first provoked the other.

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A former Austin wealth manager struck a deal on Tuesday with California prosecutors that will allow him to avoid felony convictions and jail time on sexual assault charges filed after a 2019 luxury golf trip in California with "two high-profile friends."

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Garrett Foster, 28, was shot and killed during a protest against police violence on Saturday.

Garrett Foster, 28, was shot and killed by someone in a car on Saturday while attending a protest in downtown Austin. Earlier in the evening, he was interviewed on a livestream while wearing an AK-47 across his chest.

Here is what else we know about the incident so far.

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Austin police on Monday released what the department calls a "critical incident video" of the April 2020 shooting death of Austin resident Michael Ramos, as ordered by the department's policies regarding police shootings and similar incidents.

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A peaceful Black Lives Matter rally turned violent Saturday night when a person drove up to a crowd of protesters on Congress Avenue before stopping, shooting a man and quickly driving off, according to news reports, Facebook Live video and police.

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A marathon hearing on the next Austin budget, held virtually on Thursday, included testimony from hundreds of residents voicing concern that only $11 million was cut from the Austin Police Department's $400 million allocation, KUT reports.

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A former Austin wealth manager facing felony sexual assault charges after a luxury golf trip in California with "two high-profile friends" may enter a plea deal early next week, a prosecutor said Thursday.

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