Active duty Army SGT says he’s the one who shot USAF-vet BLM protestor last week in Austin

| August 5, 2020

thebesig posted the original story. Now more information has come to light.

A quick recap. In Austin on 7/25, a black sedan drove through a “peaceful” BLM protest. As the car got stopped by the crowd, members of the protest swamped the car. At least one of those was armed with a rifle. Garrett Foster, who family say was a US Air Force veteran released from service early to care for his girlfriend, was fatally shot by the occupant of the sedan.

The driver has now identified himself, through a letter to the Washington Post via his lawyer. Sgt. Daniel Perry is an active duty US Army soldier stationed at Fort Hood. He says he was driving for Uber that night and had just dropped off a client. After his car was swarmed by protestors, he said a man (he initially thought was law enforcement) approached with a rifle. Perry says he shot the man, now identified as Foster, in self defense when he saw Foster raising his rifle.

I’m sure there will be a lot more to this story. As always, we’ll keep you updated.

Source; Military Times and CBSDFW (Video for those who can’t or just don’t want to read)

Category: "Teh Stoopid", Army

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  1. Stacy0311 says:

    Well he maxed pistol qualification for the year

  2. AFCombatCAM says:

    I wondered if this info would get out; surprised he self-identified. Saw the report the following day.

  3. Sapper3307 says:

    The worm food guy has a very short stint in the A/F. I have never seen or heard of a discharge to take care of a girlfriend.

    • Hack Stone says:

      Back in the mid 1990’s while part of 1st Maintenance Battalion, there was a Marine assigned to the Battalion who went UA to Okinawa. Apparently he rotated back stateside recently, and missed the “taco rice and cheese” of his Okinawa Honey-Ko. Her brother was “sick”, so he went back to the island on his own dime to, well, Hack doesn’t know exactly what his presence would do to make her brother better. He got busted when he went down to the US Consulate to renew his passport.

    • MI Ranger says:

      Seems to me that USAF veteran did not think this through very well. If he had just “put a ring on it” like a certain singer says, instead of gotten a discharge his “fiancé” could have been getting wonderful treatment on the governments dime. And if the Air Force is anything like the Army it would have meant all those tough assignments would not be available to him due to care and feeding requirements of his now “dependent”.

  4. Poetrooper says:

    “True love knows no bounds.”

    Applies to a lot of horny GI’s, too…

  5. Graybeard says:

    I don’t know about y’all, but in my book if someone points a firearm at me (and they are not identified LEOs) then that is a deadly threat to which I would try to respond with overwhelming force.

    It sounds like the good Sgt. is of the “overwhelming force” school – 5 to center mass as quickly as possible.

    This is Texas.

    • KoB says:

      Graybeard, I think most of us graduated from the same school that you did…with Honors. Just a slightly different school district.

      Just another case of where (GO) Army Beat Air Force. Maybe Chair Force will turn a few golf courses into rifle ranges…or teach their pussies to recognize pussies. 😆 😉 😛

      • Anonymous says:

        Airman who thought firing an M16A2 at Lackland initial entry training made him an “operator” gets froggy on a soldier who killed Taliban daily in Afghanistan:

  6. UpNorth says:

    I saw a still photo from the video,and the bullet stopper had the semi-auto rifle raised to his shoulder, pointed at the driver. Good shoot.
    The bullet stopper’s AntiFa buddies are demanding that SGT Perry be charged. I doubt that will happen.

    • Poetrooper says:

      Don’t be so sure–it IS the Peoples’ Republic of Austin, after all.

      Thankfully, even if charged, it is STILL the Republic of Texas…

      • Anonymous says:

        Yup. Even though the left/libtard idiot had a bigger gun and shot first, he’s still the sainted #BLM “protester” we’re forbidden to defend ourselves against.

        • MarineDad61 says:

          Anonymous,
          The dead guy took a shot?
          I don’t recall reading that part anywhere.

          • Anonymous says:

            Yup, he started shooting at the car, being all Billy Badass, and the driver (who was tougher) just shot him back.

          • Fyrfighter says:

            When you watch / listen to the video, you hear multiple rifle shots, then a string of pistol shots.

            • LC says:

              According to the Austin police, Perry shot first. Link below.

              • Anonymous says:

                They’d say the sun rose in the West for their pension and bennies.

                • 11B-Mailclerk says:

                  Given the man’s capabilities, I rather doubt he waited for his opponent to shoot.

                  The “reasonable fear of death” was likely established when he perceived some yahoo in an angry/hostile crowd was pointing a rifle at him, especially if said yahoo was commanding/gesturing to him in any sort of “or else” context.

                  Wasn’t there. Don’t know.

                  But based on what I have read so far, if I was sitting on a grand jury I would be likely to say “no true bill”.

                  Would -you- wait for an accosting rifle-armed nincompoop to shoot you before defending yourself?

                • LC says:

                  Right, because in some nefarious way, they’d lose their pension and benefits for reporting the facts? And on top of that, nice of you to imply the cops have no moral standards, and would happily lie at the drop of a hat.

                  That seems so much more reasonable than, simply, the preliminary investigation found that Perry fired first.

            • David says:

              Sounded more like a heavier pistol followed by a lighter caliber pistol to me.

              • MI Ranger says:

                Initial Police reports were that two different calibers of shots were fired (based on sounds from at least a block away). They do not specify caliber or type of weapon.
                I have been unable to get the video to come up, and in the shots of the “victim” I do not see a magazine. Could his Pew-Pew have been a 9mm version?

        • LC says:

          According to the police, the deceased did not fire first, though the shooter, Perry, was apparently fired upon while escaping.

          Section 4 here:
          https://heavy.com/news/2020/07/daniel-perry/

          • Anonymous says:

            Kinda hard for him to shoot after five rounds in his ass (especially as the rifle shots happen before the five pistol shots)… guess he threw the bullets and then collapsed. Neat trick.

          • Green Thumb says:

            The article really has nothing but a few contradictory statements.

            Surprised it was written and published.

            Weak, man. Weak.

            • LC says:

              The article has a link to a police briefing where officer Katrina Ratcliffe says Perry shot, but doesn’t say Foster did. Even Perry’s lawyers don’t say Foster shot, though they do say he raised his weapon.

              If this is weak, but anonymous comments suggesting Foster shot first are gospel, I don’t know what to tell you.

  7. MarineDad61 says:

    You can sure spot an ultra-liberal leftwingnut media outlet
    by their choice of headline
    (effectively discredited in their own article copy).

    Headline –
    [U.S. Army sergeant
    who shot Austin protester Garrett Foster
    posted tweets about retaliating against demonstrators]

    Stir that pot !!!!!

    https://www.texastribune.org/2020/07/31/daniel-perry-austin-protest-garrett-foster/

  8. Hate_me says:

    First time I’ve ever been envious of a soldier on Fort Hood.

  9. Hack Stone says:

    The $64 question is whether Garrett Foster will be getting a military funeral with the requisite rifle volley?