This case took a year to mature.
First Cavalry Division Sgt. Daniel Perry, who shot and killed a protester at a Black Lives Matter protest in June 2020, in Austin, was released after a posting a $300,000 bond following his indictment Thursday in Travis County for murder and aggravated assault with a deadly weapon.
“Sgt. Perry will vigorously fight all of these charges,” Perry’s attorney, Clint Broden of Dallas, said after the indictment was handed up Thursday.
Garrett Foster, 28, was shot to death shortly before 10 p.m. July 25, 2020, at the corner of Congress Avenue and 4th Street in Austin after Perry, who was working as an Uber driver to earn extra money, turned from 4th Street onto Congress and encountered the protesters.
According to Perry, foster motioned for him to lower his window then raised his rifle to point it at Perry, while other protesters banged on his car.
An interview with Foster before the shooting implied that he was there to intimate others with his AK, saying they are “too big of a pussy” to do anything.”
I’m surprised that this shooting went this way.
I’m guessing it’s heavily political and probaby influenced by Biden winning and being in control of the DOJ.
It just goes to show you that even though you think it’s a good shoot and over, the judicial system can still get you quite a long time down the road.