20-year-old DeAndre Joshua. (Facebook photo)
A Ferguson, Mo. man was found dead early Tuesday in near an area of the city where protests took place following the grand jury announcement of Officer Darren Wilson not being indicted for the death of 18-year-old Michael Brown.
At 9 a.m. on Nov. 25, hours after the grand jury determined it would not bring charges against Wilson, 20-year-old DeAndre Joshua was found dead in a white Pontiac Grand Prix in the Canfield Green Apartments, which is the same location Wilson shot Brown. Shattered glass covered in blood lay on the ground near the car.
According to Yahoo News, Joshua’s body was found in the driver seat of the car, which was backed into a parking space. Joshua had been shot once in the head and his body lit on fire, severely burning his arm, fingers and legs.
At least 14 people were reported injured during the protests, 80 others were arrested, and a dozen buildings were reportedly burned in the St. Louis and Ferguson areas overnight, according to USA Today.
Police are investigating Joshua’s death, but Joshua’s grandmother Renita Towns told USA Today, “Police don’t care—he’s Black.”