DeAndre Joshua Shot Dead in #Ferguson Riots – Was Good Friend of Murder Witness Dorian Johnson
On Monday night 20 year-old DeAndre Joshua was shot dead in Ferguson.
His charred body was found in a car on Canfield Drive just yards from where Michael Brown was shot dead.
Casualty: DeAndre Joshua, 20. was found ‘shot’ dead in his car in Ferguson, as the St Louis suburb descended into violence in the wake of the decision not to indict officer Darren Wilson over the killing of Michael Brown. (Daily Mail)
CNN reported: Joshua had been shot in the head, police said. An accelerant was used to light him on fire, but the fire went out on its own, police said. He had burns to his arm, fingers and both legs.
USA Today reported on his brutal murder.
Amid the rubble and ashes of a city convulsed in anger over the death of Michael Brown, a different family stood in shock and grief over the death of another young black man: DeAndre Joshua, 20.
At 9 a.m. Tuesday, a resident of an apartment complex spotted Joshua’s body inside a parked car, a white Pontiac Grand Prix, near Canfield Green Apartments, the same complex where Ferguson Police officer Darren Wilson shot Brown on Aug. 9. Blood-soaked shattered glass lay in a pile on the ground beside the car.
Family members said Joshua’s death is tied to the protests that consumed Ferguson after St. Louis County Prosecuting Attorney Robert McCulloch revealed the grand jury’s decision not to indict Wilson. But family members said they did not know specifically how he died.
DeAndre was reportedly a friend of Dorian Johnson – Michael Brown’s buddy.
De Andre Joshua, RIP. This was Dorian Johnson's good friend. http://t.co/vPuIhUijaE
— Christopher Hayes (@chrislhayes) November 25, 2014