Darren Seals, 29 year old influential activist was found shot to death in a torched car, in a Riverview parking lot, a suburb along the Mississippi River, at around 1:30am Tuesday.
The St. Louis American reported:
“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 in the 9600 block of Diamond Drive.
Police say their investigation revealed that Seals suffered a gunshot wound before the car was set on fire. The incident is currently being investigated as a homicide.”
Darren Seals was an outspoken activist, who protested and spoke out for Black civil rights. If you’re black like me, this is the fucking hell we live in everyday. We do not have any answers, presently, as to what happened to Darren, but the community already has negative assumptions as to what may have happened, and rightfully so.
Seals began his activist work after he witnessed Mike Brown, 18, laying in the street for three hours, after being shot by white police officer Darren Wilson. “It was a black boy being shot in the community. It was about ten other women and men out there, and the family”, Seals told The Nation, in an interview you can read here.
People are also speaking out on their social networks:
You can also read these 5 Fast Facts, you need to know about Darren Seals by Heavy.
The crime is presently under investigation.