Protester fatally shot during demonstration in Austin, Texas

A protester has been fatally shot during demonstrations in Austin, Texas.

The victim has been named as 28-year-old Garrett Foster who has been regularly protesting with his fiancee.

Police officer attempted to resuscitate Mr Foster but he was pronounced dead at hospital.

Shots were fired after a car drove into the protest.

Initial reports suggest Mr Foster may have been carrying a rifle, and as he approached the suspect vehicle, was shot by the suspect in the vehicle.

The suspect called 911 to explain they had just been involved in a shooting and driven away from the scene.

The suspect was detained, but has been released pending further investigation.

Another individual was also detained and released who is believed to have shot at the vehicle as it drove away.

Austin police department say they are seeing a significant increase in violent crime this year.

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