Armed Black Lives Matter protestor in Austin killed in shootout

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A Black Lives Matter protest in the streets of downtown Austin turned violent when, Garrett Foster, who was armed with an AK-47, was killed amid an armed standoff with a driver, who shot and killed him while being confronted by protesters. While the case remains under investigation, the driver who fired the fatal volley that killed Foster turned himself in and is cooperating with the police. In an update on Sunday, Austin Police Chief Brian Manley said reports indicated Foster was carrying a rifle when he approached the suspect’s vehicle. The APD told KVUE that the suspect then shot out of their car at Foster. Manley said that driver who shot Foster called 911 to report that someone had pointed a gun at his vehicle and that he fired at the person pointing the gun, according to KVUE.