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A Black Lives Matter protester was gunned down by a motorist at a demonstration in Austin, Texas on Saturday night.

Witnesses say Garrett Foster, 27, was killed after he reportedly pointed an AK-47 at a driver who was blocked by demonstrators in the roadway. The driver shot Foster with a handgun before he sped off.

Foster was pushing his fiancee Whitney Mitchell in a wheelchair in downtown Austin in the moments before he was shot. Mitchell, a quadruple amputee have dated since they were 17.

A grainy photo circulating on Twitter.com shows Foster with his AK-47 near the driver's side window of the vehicle. Whitney is not seen in the photo.

Austin police confirmed a 911 caller told the dispatcher he was just involved in a shooting after 10 p.m. on Saturday. The caller said he shot a man who approached his vehicle and pointed an assault rifle at him.

The caller was instructed to park his vehicle and an officer would be dispatched, according to Austin police.

Officers arrived and brought the caller to the homicide division where he was interviewed. His handgun and vehicle were secured as evidence.

Officers at the scene of the shooting spoke with witnesses and received several different versions of the incident.

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Police spoke with another individual who said he heard the first volley of gunshots and observed the vehicle speeding away.

The witness said he drew his handgun and fired at the fleeing vehicle. His handgun was also taken into evidence and he is cooperating with police.

Both individuals were released by police. Both men had valid carry/conceal licenses.

Cell phone video captured the sounds of the shooting. Gunfire from a semi-automatic rifle can be heard, then a brief pause followed by several shots from a small caliber weapon.

Reddit.com users identified the first shots as gunfire from a semi-automatic rifle similar to an AK-47.
 

A police officer is seen securing the Ak-47 in another cellphone video after the shooting.

Foster was interviewed moments before he was killed. He said he was licensed to carry a weapon and that he carried the AK-47 to protect himself. "They don't let us march in the streets anymore, so I've gotta practice some of our rights," Foster said in the video.

When asked if he planned to use the weapon, Foster said, "Nah… If I use it against the cops, I'm dead. I think all the people that hate us and want to say sh** to us are too big of pussies to stop and actually do anything about it."

Foster's mother, Sheila Foster, told ABC News her son and his fiancee were demonstrating in the street, when the driver, "got out of his car and started firing shots, and my son was shot three times."

An unidentified protester told a reporter, "A car drove up. We were taking the streets, and he shot Garrett. Garrett is the husband of Whitney, a quadriplegic in a wheelchair, and he is her caretaker and has been for like 10 years. They've been out here for ... all 50 days so far."

Other witnesses described a blue car "swerving" into the crowd of demonstrators. Some of the protesters pounded on the trunk of the car. No one mentioned Foster firing the AK-47 in the seconds before he was killed.

Foster's friends and family say he is a hero for protecting his girlfriend.

In a Facebook post, Foster appeared to approve of three federal officers suffering permanent blindness after BLM rioters pointed lasers at their eyes.

"They're cops it doesn't matter," he wrote.

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An Ohio man who kneeled on the neck of a crying 2-year-old baby boy in a viral photo was arrested and may be charged with child abuse.

Isaiah Jackson, 20, of Clark County, was arrested on a probation violation unrelated to the shocking incident.

Clark County officials are reviewing potential charges against Jackson, who is shown kneeling on a crying baby's neck in the photo.

The photo was a recreation of the image of former Minneapolis cop Derek Chauvin, who is white, kneeling on the neck of George Floyd.

The baby boy's arms are being held by someone off camera. It is not clear if the person restraining the child will also be arrested.

investigators made contact with Jackson, the child's mother and the child immediately after the photo went viral with the caption "Blm now mf."

The baby was evaluated at a local hospital but he was unharmed. The mother, who is dating Jackson, was not aware of the photo having been taken, or its contents, until she was informed by other parties after the photo went viral, according to WHIO.

The mother and baby are Caucasian, Jackson is mixed-race.

The baby's grandmother posted screenshots of text messages er daughter exchanged with a friend that show her defending Jackson's actions.

"We are looking into this case; however, it is still an active investigation. At this point, we are actively looking into it and we are VERY early on into this investigation," Major Chris Clark added in an e-mailed statement.

Lt. Shultz said the county prosecutor's office will "provide a determination of the scope and breadth of the felony charges" Jackson is likely to face.

Facebook is suspending the accounts of users who post the photo for violating the community's standards on hate speech and nudity.

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A Wisconsin woman was arrested for taking the law into her own hands after she caught her ex-boyfriend with another woman.

Kelly S. Hayes, of Madison, is accused of smashing out the windows of a car owned by her ex-boyfriend, then pouring an accelerant inside the car and setting it on fire.

The arson incident happened on the South Side on Tuesday, police say. The crime of passion was caught on cellphone video and uploaded to Facebook.
 

Police and fire crews responded to an apartment complex on the 2000 block of Greenway Cross around 5 p.m. The car, a Chevy Impala, was already engulfed in flames by the time fire crews arrived to put out the blaze.

A witness told police that a woman armed with a baseball bat broke out the windows on the car before dousing the car with gas and setting it on fire.

Cell phone video shows a woman wearing a black hoodie, face mask and gloves setting the car on fire. A small explosion knocked the women to the ground before she grabbed a red gas can and ran off.

Another witness got the license plate number of the car the scorned woman drove off in. Police ran the license plate and linked it to Hayes, 34, who had a past relationship with the unidentified car owner, police say.

Hayes was arrested and charged with suspicion of arson and criminal damage to property. She showed no remorse for her crime in her smiling mugshot.

The car is a total loss, police said.

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The son of a federal judge was shot and killed when he answered a knock at the door of the family home in North Brunswick, New Jersey on Sunday afternoon, CBS News reports.

The judge's husband, a criminal defense attorney, was also shot but he is expected to survive.

The gunman, who was dressed as a FedEx delivery driver and wearing a face mask, fled the scene.

Law enforcement officials say U.S. District Judge Esther Salas, who is seated in Newark, was unharmed. Her son Daniel Anderl, 20, was shot and killed.

Salas' husband, Mark Anderl, a 63-year-old criminal defense attorney and former prosecutor, is listed in critical condition in an ICU.

Police sources told CBS New York Salas was in the basement of the home at the time of the shooting.

The FBI is working with U.S. Marshals and state and local authorities on the case.

Judge Salas was assigned a lawsuit filed by Deutsche Bank investors who claim the bank made misleading statements and didn't keep tabs on "high-risk" customers including convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.

According to the Associated Press, Salas kept federal prosecutors from seeking the death penalty in 2017 against an alleged gang leader charged in several Newark slayings. She claimed his intellectual disability prevented him from being executed. Salas later sentenced him to 45 years in prison.

Salas is best known for presiding over the case of "The Real Housewives of New Jersey" star Teresa Giudice and her husband, Joe Giudice, who pleaded guilty to fraud charges in 2014.

Update: The gunman wanted in the death of a district judge's son has killed himself. Police say the gunman - a lawyer - was found deceased in his car in upstate New York.

The gunman shot and killed Salas' son Daniel, 20, when he answered a knock at the door of the family home in North Brunswick, New Jersey on Sunday. The gunman targeted Judge Esther Salas who presided over his case in the past. She was in the basement of the home during the shooting.

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The person of interest in the shooting death of 8-year-old Secoriea Turner turned himself in to police on Wednesday.

Julian Conley, 19, was accompanied by his attorney Jackie Patterson when he arrived at police headquarters in Atlanta at 4:30 p.m., the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Patterson said his client was "formally charged" in the fatal shooting around 8 a.m. Wednesday morning.

"When you have a warrant out, you have to turn yourself in," Patterson said. "So that's what we are going to do."

Conley is charged with felony murder and aggravated assault in Secoriea's death.

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Secoriea was riding in a car with her mother and a male friend on June 12 when she was shot and killed near the burned out Wendy's restaurant where Rayshard Brooks was killed by police in Southwest Atlanta.

As many as four Black Lives Matter activists opened fire on the family's SUV in a parking lot off University Avenue. More arrests are expected, police said.

Conley turned himself in after police circulated his photo last week. Police also released video footage that shows a Black male wearing a white v-neck t-shirt and dark jeans and carrying an AR-15 automatic rifle.

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Conley told police he was at the Wendy's location but he never fired a weapon.

"At the end of the day, I had nothing to do with it," he said.

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Ghislaine Maxwell pleaded not guilty to charges of child sex trafficking during a bail hearing on Tuesday. She appeared in a Manhattan courtroom via CCTV video from jail.

Manhattan federal judge Alison Nathan said Maxwell is a "substantial risk of flight." The judge added "the risks are simply too great" to release Maxwell on house arrest with an ankle monitor.

Judge Nathan said Maxwell could simply remove the ankle monitor and flee the country back to Europe.

The judge noted Maxwell has access to $20 million in foreign bank accounts that she has not accounted for.

Maxwell was ordered to be detained without bond pending trial on July 12, 2021.

The 58-year-old British socialite was arrested on July 2 at her million-dollar hideaway in New Hampshire.

Maxwell was Jeffrey Epstein’s alleged madam who procured young girls for parties at Epstein's home and on his private island.

The convicted pedophile committed suicide in a Manhattan jail cell last year.

Maxwell is under heavy guard and on suicide watch at a Brooklyn lockup.

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Bryshere Y. Gray was arrested Monday at his Arizona home after a domestic dispute with his wife escalated to violence.

Gray was charged with assault after he strangled his wife until she lost consciousness.

The 26-year-old actor was taken into custody hours after he barricaded himself inside his home on Sunday night.

The incident happened around 10:15 p.m. Sunday when Goodyear police responded to a 911 call from a woman at a Circle K gas station.

The woman told police her husband, the actor Bryshere Y. Gray, had assaulted her for hours and choked her until she passed out at their Goodyear home.

The woman reportedly had "numerous visible injuries" on her body, according to PEOPLE. She was taken to a nearby hospital where she received treatment for her injuries and was discharged.

Police responded to the Gray residence located at the 13000 block of S. 176th Lane, and attempted to speak with Gray, but he refused to come outside.

Police called out the Goodyear SWAT team and Crisis Negotiations to assist them. The standoff ended just after 7 a.m. Monday, when Gray was taken into custody without incident.

He was booked into the Maricopa County Jail on domestic assault and disorderly conduct charges. His mugshot was posted on the Goodyear police Facebook page.

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Gray, pictured with Empire castmate Jussie Smollett, began his career as a rapper at age 16. Using the stage name Yazz The Greatest, he performed at music festivals in the Philadelphia area, including Jay Z's Made in America Festival.

He got his big break when he was cast to play Hakeem Lyon on Fox TV's Empire in 2015. The series was canceled earlier this year after six seasons.

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Rapper Lil Marlo is among 5 killed in Atlanta shootings over the weekend. Lil Marlo, real name Rudolph Johnson, was fatally shot on I-285 in downtown Atlanta late Saturday night.

Police said the shooting was a targeted hit. "At this time, investigators believe the victim was the intended target of the gunfire and they are working to determine the circumstances surrounding the shooting."

According to TMZ, police respond to a call of a single-vehicle accident around 11:30 p.m. and found the 30-year-old rapper suffering from a gunshot wound. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

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Lil Marlo signed to Quality Control Records in 2017. He is pictured with label co-founder Pee Thomas (right). The independent label's acts include Cardi B, Lil Baby, Trippie Redd, Migos, City Girls, and Lil Yachty.

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Label mate Lil Yachty confirmed the rapper's death on Sunday. "We just did a song a 4 this morning smh rip brother," he wrote on Instagram.

Marlo was among 5 people fatally shot in Atlanta over the weekend. 11 people were wounded in separate shootings in the Atlanta area.

Lil Marlo's death follows a violent 4th of July weekend that left 5 people dead and more than two dozen wounded in Atlanta.

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A 20-year-old Dallas man has been charged in the shooting death of male-to-female trans Merci Richey, aka Merci Mack, last month. Mack, 22, is the 19th trans person to die a violent death in 2020.

Police arrested Angelo Walker who allegedly killed Richey over a video of the two together.

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Richey (pictured) was found in a Dallas parking lot suffering from a gunshot wound to the head on June 30.

An eyewitness told police he was inside his apartment when he looked out a window and saw Walker "chasing a woman" through the parking lot.

Walker shot the victim then stand over the victim and fired his weapon multiple times. Richey was pronounced dead at the scene.

The witness said Walker and the victim had argued over a video and Richey threatened to share the video on social media.

In a Facebook video, Richey threatened to post an intimate video of the two of them on Snapchat the day before the murder.

Walker was charged with murder in the second-degree and booked into the Dallas County Jail on Wednesday. His bail was set at $900,000.

Richey's sister, Tyeshia Rickett, told the Dallas Morning News her family was relieved to learn of Walker's arrest.

She said Richey was a "happy person" who doted on his niece and nephews.

"That's the kind of auntie she was: 'I don't care what your mama said, come get in this car, and we're going to get some ice cream.' They loved her," Rickett said.

Rickett said she appreciated the outpouring of love and support for Richey online.

"I knew she had friends, but I didn't know it was that many," she said. "It was heartwarming to see everybody's pictures and videos that they shared. It was so amazing."

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Three adult suspects have been identified in the Feb. 19 murder of rapper Pop Smoke during a home invasion at his rental property.

Police identified the adults as Corey Walker, 19, Keandre D. Rodgers, 18, and Jaquan Murphy, 21. The names of the two juveniles were withheld. Their bail was set at $1 million each.

Walker and Rodgers were booked on suspicion of murder, Murphy was charged with attempted murder.

Pop Smoke, real name Bashar Jackson, was best known for his 2019 gangsta anthem "Welcome to the Party." A remix featured Nicki Minaj.

One of the suspects told police photos Jackson posted on social media revealed his address. One photo showed a male flashing a large amount of cash.

The suspects used their car's GPS navigation system to lead them to Jackson's rental house in the Hollywood Hills.