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BLM protester shot dead in Austin who was pushing fiancee in wheelchair moments before attack.

The Black Lives Matter protester shot dead on Saturday night at a demonstration in Austin has been identified.

Garrett Foster was reportedly pushing his fiancee in a wheelchair moments before he approached a car while holding a rifle and was shot three times by its driver in Texas.

The demonstration was one of a number that took place last night in cities across the USA amid continuing unrest following the death of George Floyd during an arrest in May.

Witnesses said that, during the event, a car sounded its horned before turning onto a road where Black Lives Matter protesters were gathered and heading in their direction.

Foster walked towards the vehicle holding a rifle and was shot by the driver before the car turned and sped away, the Austin American-Statesman reported.

Footage of the incident shows dozens of people marching through a city street chanting "Fists up! Fight back!" and holding signs reading "BLM".

A car horn is then heard, prompting many of the protesters to pause and clear the road before a series of gunshots sound.

Screams are then heard and the video loses focus as protesters run for cover.

Foster was taken to hospital by emergency services but was later pronounced dead.

Texas Police confirmed that a man was shot and killed at 9:52pm last night during a protest in downtown Austin.

Speaking to Good Morning America, Foster's mother, Sheila, confirmed that her son had been to a number of BLM protests along with fiancee Whitney Mithcell, a quadruple amputee.

She said he was licensed to carry a gun and that she wouldn't have been surprised if he had been doing so in order to "protect himself".

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