Heartbreaking news coming out of St. Louis…
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.