Edward Crawford, Ferguson protest hero in iconic photo, found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound
- Edward Crawford, the man many considered a hero of the Ferguson Uprising after he was photographed throwing a tear gas canister away from protesters, was found dead of self-inflicted gunshot wound Friday.
- Pet the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Crawford, 27, was confirmed dead by his father and mother, who identified his body at a morgue on Friday.
- St. Louis police said Crawford had been complaining of distress to two women seated in the car, where he suddenly shot himself.
- Crawford’s death came as a shock to his father, Edward Crawford Sr., who told the Post-Dispatch that he’d seen his son in good spirits two days before the shooting. “He was wonderful, great, always in a good mood,” the elder Crawford said. “He just got a new apartment and was training for a new job.” Read more (5/5/17)