Joseph Thomas Johnson-Shanks, 25, was shot dead after police say he fatally shot a Kentucky state trooper. (Photo: Kentucky State Police)

Joseph Thomas Johnson-Shanks, 25, was shot dead after police say he fatally shot a Kentucky state trooper. (Photo: Kentucky State Police)

A Missouri man suspected of fatally shooting a Kentucky state trooper Sunday was an active supporter of the "Black Lives Matter" movement who advocated against violence, a Facebook page shows.

Joseph Thomas Johnson-Shanks, who was shot dead by police Monday morning, appears to have regularly posted videos and articles on police shootings under the pseudonym "Jay MileHigh," Vocativ reported.

On that Facebook page, photos appear to show the 25-year-old St. Louis man attending a funeral service for Michael Brown, who was shot dead by a Ferguson police officer in 2014. It also shows him attending local protests in the days and weeks after, the New York Daily News reports.

0 Comments