Ferguson Activist Darren Seals Found Fatally Shot In Burning Car

Heartbreaking news coming out of St. Louis…

Darren Seals, one of the most vocal activists in Ferguson following the police shooting death of Mike Brown, was found fatally shot in a burning car early Tuesday morning. He was 29-years-old.

Via the Washington Post:

Officers with the St. Louis County Police Department responded to a vehicle fire in the northern part of the county about 1:50 a.m., the St. Louis American reported. When they arrived, authorities found Seals’s body inside the charred car. He had been shot, police told the newspaper.

Authorities are investigating the incident as a homicide, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported, but they did not release any information on a suspect or a possible motive.

Online, friends and fellow activists mourned.

“We can live in a world where people don’t die by violence. Nobody deserves to die,” DeRay Mckesson, a prominent Black Lives Matter activist, tweeted Tuesday afternoon. “We did not always agree, but he should be alive today.”

Outside of his activism, Darren was an assembly-line worker and Hip Hop musician.

In his Twitter bio, he described himself as a “Businessman, Revolutionary, Activist, Unapologetically BLACK, Afrikan in AmeriKKKa, Fighter, Leader.”

The St. Louis County Police Department asks that the public contact them at (314) 615-5400 or CrimeStoppers at (866) 371-8477 if you have any information regarding the incident.

My condolences to Darren’s family and friends.