Daniel S. Perry is a United States Army veteran from Farmers Branch, Dallas County, Texas, United States. He previously lived in Bakersfield, Kern County, California, USA and in Tacoma, Pierce County, Washington, USA.
Perry, who is Rachel Perry‘s son, was stationed at the Joint Base Lewis–McChord in Washington before he was stationed at Fort Hood in Texas. Here are 13 more things about him:
- He was 2 years older than U.S. Air Force veteran Garrett S. Foster.
- In 2019, he wrote in a Facebook message that it was “to bad we can’t get paid for hunting Muslims in Europe.”
- On May 25, 2020, George Floyd was fatally arrested in Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Minnesota, USA by Derek Chauvin. It was followed by a series of Black Lives Matter protests across the U.S. On social media, he wrote that he initially supported the protest movement but changed his stance when rioting and looting started.
- On May 29, 2020, he sent another person a text message that shows a photo of a building with a sign on it that says “WHITE POWER, White county power & light co.”
- On May 30, 2020, he wrote in a social media post that his favorite barbershop had been burned down and referred to protests and riots as “monkey s–t”.
- On May 31, 2020, he told a friend in a Facebook message exchange that he “might have to kill a few people” who were rioting outside his apartment complex. On the same day, he wrote on social media that if the Confederate flag “represents racism in America”, so do the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People logo, the Hispanic Scholarship Fund, the America Association for Affirmative Action, the Black Entertainment Television, the University of North Carolina at Pembroke and the Democratic Party logo, among others.
- On June 1, 2020, he wrote in a social media status, “It is official I am a racist because I do not agree with people acting like animals at the zoo. I was on the side of the protestors until they started with the looting and the violence.” On the same day, he compared in a social media comment the Black Lives Matter movement to “a zoo full of monkeys that are freaking out flinging their s–t”.
- On July 25, 2020, he was an active-duty U.S. Army sergeant stationed at Fort Hood working as a rideshare driver to make extra money when he dropped a passenger off near a Black Lives Matter rally in Austin, Travis County, Texas. He ran a red light, drove his vehicle into a crowd gathered at the protest and fatally shot Foster. He also allegedly drove a motor vehicle in the direction of a woman.
- On July 2, 2021, he was indicted on murder, aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and deadly conduct. His bail was set for $250,000 for murder and aggravated assault and $50,000 for deadly conduct. Represented by Clint Broden, he turned himself in and was released from jail on a $300,000 bond.
- On April 7, 2023, he was convicted in Austin of murder in the fatal shooting of Foster and Texas governor Greg Abbott said he wanted to pardon him. The jury found him not guilty on a charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. A deadly conduct charge is still pending with the county attorney’s office.
- On April 11, 2023, his legal team filed a motion asking for a new trial.
- On May 9, 2023, soldiers Ronald Wilson and Traveon Napper, who served in the U.S. Army with him, testified before Judge Clifford Brown in Travis County court in Austin that he is not a racist. That day, his attorneys asked Brown to sentence him to 10 years in prison while prosecutors recommended at least 25 years. His lawyers cited his praise from several of his military colleagues, lack of criminal history and complex post-traumatic stress disorder and autism spectrum disorder as diagnosed by forensic psychologist Greg Hupp.
- He was 36 years old when Brown sentenced him on May 10, 2023 to 25 years in prison.
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This was a really informative post! I was curious to know if there were any specific warning signs or behavioral issues that had been noticed with Perry before the incident, or if it came out of the blue?
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