The New York Daily News is reporting that the 20-year-old man found dead amid rioting in Ferguson, Mo. “had a bullet in his head and accelerant poured on his body in an apparent attempt to light him on fire,” police say.
As protests raged over the failed indictment of officer Darren Wilson, DeAndre Joshua (pictured) was found dead inside of a parked car early Tuesday morning, having been shot to death and set on fire close to the site where the officer shot and killed unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown in August, NewsOne reported earlier.
Joshua was found seated behind the wheel of his white Pontiac Grand Prix at 9 a.m. — likely several hours after he was killed, said St. Louis County police.
“The victim sustained severe burns to his arm, fingers and both legs,” they stated in a release which added that the fire set inside his vehicle likely ended up going out on its own.
Police are actively investigating the University City, Mo., “man’s death and interviewing witnesses, including his family and a friend who was with him the evening before,” the report says.