Will Sims was shot and killed by 3 white men in a California hate crime.
Just days after Donald Trump’s election, in El Sobrante, Calif., about 20 miles north of San Francisco, something truly terrible happened.
"I honestly believe it must be viewed in the context of the wave of hate crimes that swept our nation immediately after Trump’s win. Except most of us are just now learning that it took place," Shaun King of the New York Daily News opined while reporting on the slaying.
"Will Sims, 28, an accomplished musician and vocalist, widely hailed as a gentle, peaceful, gifted soul, was murdered in a vicious hate crime," King wrote. "He was targeted, robbed, beaten, then shot, and left on the street to die. When the police found him on the street on Nov. 12, he was already dead."
Police have openly stated that Sims was targeted by the three white men who killed him because he was black. Daniel Porter-Kelly, 31, of Richmond, has already been arrested and charged with murder, robbery, and a hate crime for targeting the young musician because of his race. The two additional white men who are wanted for the crime are still on the loose and expected to be armed and dangerous.
Daniel Porter-Kelly (r.) has been charged with murder of Will Sims. Ray Simons (c.) and Daniel Ortega (l.) are identified as suspects.