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Police have detained a suspect following a fatal shooting during a Black Lives Matter protest in downtown Austin, Texas, on Saturday night, a police spokesperson said at a news briefing early Sunday.

Details: Senior officer Katrina Ratcliff said police were monitoring the scene when shots were fired near East Sixth Street and Congress Avenue at 9:52 p.m. A man was found with a gunshot wound and taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead soon after.

  • "Initial reports indicate the victim may have been carrying a rifle" when he approached a vehicle and the suspect shot at him, Ratcliff said. No one else was reported to have been injured.

Editor's note: This article has been updated with new details throughout.


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