U.S. Army Sgt. Found Guilty of Murder After Shooting Protester Whom He Claimed Raised Gun First

FILE - This booking photo provided by the Austin, Texas, Police Department shows U.S. Army Sgt. Daniel Perry. Perry was convicted of murder for fatally shooting an armed protester in 2020 during nationwide protests against police violence and racial injustice, a Texas jury ruled Friday, April 7, 2023. (Austin Police …
Austin Police Department via AP, File

U.S. Army Sgt. Daniel Perry was found guilty of murder Friday, nearly three years after he opened fire on a police brutality protester whom Perry claimed pointed a gun at him first.

The Texas Tribune reported  that Perry was driving an Uber and Garrett Foster was among the protesters and was openly carrying an AK-17. Perry honked to get through the crowd and, seconds later, shots rang out.

The Tribune notes that it is not certain whether Foster pointed his AK-47 at Perry before Perry fired.

The Houston Chronicle noted, “Perry’s attorneys said he acted in self defense when he shot and killed Garrett Foster, 28, after protestors banged on his car. Foster pointed a weapon at Perry, the sergeant’s attorneys say, and Perry fired from inside his vehicle.”

After the shooting, Perry called police and said he had fired in self-defense.

FOX News’ Tucker Carlson is calling for Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) to step in and pardon Perry:

The Austin-American Statesman observed that Judge Clifford Brown will confer with attorneys on Monday to set the day for sentencing.

AWR Hawkins is an award-winning Second Amendment columnist for Breitbart News and the writer/curator of Down Range with AWR Hawkins, a weekly newsletter focused on all things Second Amendment, also for Breitbart News. He is the political analyst for Armed American Radio and a Turning Point USA Ambassador. AWR Hawkins holds a Ph.D. in Military History, with a focus on the Vietnam War (brown water navy), U.S. Navy since Inception, the Civil War, and Early Modern Europe. Follow him on Instagram: @awr_hawkins. You can sign up to get Down Range at breitbart.com/downrange. Reach him directly at awrhawkins@breitbart.com.


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