Families to organize rally to demand justice for men shot dead in Austin
AUSTIN (KXAN) – The families and friends of two men shot dead in Austin last year will hold a rally on Saturday to demand justice.
They will meet at the Alex Gonzales memorial site in southeast Austin as investigations continue into the deaths of Gonzales and Garrett Foster.
Gonzales died in January after being shot by Luis Serrato, an officer with the Austin Police Department.
Travis County District Attorney Jose Garza has previously said he expects an investigation into Serrato and his colleague Gabriel Gutierrez to be completed this year.
Foster was killed last July by Daniel Perry, an active-duty U.S. Army sergeant, during a Black Lives Matter protest in downtown Austin where Foster was protesting.
A grand jury will meet this year to determine whether Perry should face criminal charges for the shooting, Garza said.
Supporters of the two are planning to hold a rally and press conference at the Gonzales memorial site on Wickersham Lane where they will seek justice, rally organizers said.