A well-known civil rights activist from Ferguson, Missouri, was found shot to death in a burning car, reported The St. Louis American.
Darren Seals, 29, a factory line worker and hip-hop musician, took to the streets to protest the fatal 2014 police shooting of Michael Brown Jr., an unarmed black teenager.
He co-founded the group “Hands Up United” and was frequently quoted in the national media, and Seals was critical of the Black Lives Matter movement, whom he considered outsiders.
Seals had recently uploaded a Facebook Live video of his encounter with Ferguson police officers, who he said drew guns on him and his younger brother.
St. Louis County police said they were called at 1:50 a.m. Tuesday to assist Riverside police with a vehicle fire.
Officers found Seals’ body inside the burning vehicle.
He had been shot before the car was set on fire, and his death is being investigated as a homicide.