A Missouri activist who led weeks-long protests over the Aug. 9, 2014 police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson was found dead inside a burning vehicle.
The St. Louis County Police Department said police are treating the death of Darren Seals as a homicide.
According to the St. Louis County Police Department, at approximately 1:50 a.m. on September 6, its Bureau of Crimes Against Persons and Bomb and Arson Unit were requested to assist the City of Riverview for a vehicle fire.
Police say their investigation revealed that Seals suffered a gunshot wound before the car was set on fire. They also did not suggest a possible motive or name any suspects involved in Seals’ death.
Seals described himself on his Twitter profile as a “Businessman, Revolutionary, Activist, Unapologetically BLACK, Afrikan in AmeriKKKa, Fighter, Leader.”
Seals was with Brown’s family outside the Ferguson Police Department on the night the grand jury announcement was made not to bring charges against Darren Wilson, the officer involved in the shooting.
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