Shots rang out during a Black Lives Matter Protest at Austin on Saturday. And just recently a witness has come up to add details to how the incident actually panned out.
The shooter, accused of shooting and thereby killing Garrett Foster, was not defending against violence but was initiating it, says witness Sasinowski. His account points out that the shooter “intentionally and aggressively accelerated their vehicle into a crowd of people” after which the shots were heard.
“I want to be very clear that the driver incited the violence… He could have waited for us to pass or he could have gone slowly. We would have allowed him to go through.”
Garrett Foster, 28, was another fellow Black Lives Matter protester who was marching down with the others in solidarity when he lost his life after being shot down in the midst of the protest.
The witnesses’ accounts further clarifies that trouble began when the vehicle started honking aggressively. Foster was seen to approach the car with an AK-47 style rifle while others began striking the car, mentioned Austin Police Chief Brian Manley. On the other hand, none of the witnesses mentioned seeing Foster pointing his gun at the driver.