Activist Stabbed To Death & Burned After Facebook Posts Predicting that Cops Would Kill Him
An activist named John Lang was found stabbed to death inside of his home this week after predicting that he would be killed by police in his area. His house was also set on fire in the struggle that killed him.
According to ABC30, his neighbors noticed smoke coming from his house around 3:00 in the afternoon on Wednesday. When fire crews arrived on the scene, it took them a few minutes to get in the house because it was well secured with a gate. When they made their way inside they discovered Lang’s body lifeless and bleeding from several stab wounds.
Lt. Joe Gomez with the Fresno Police Department said that it was “Unknown if the stab wounds caused the death or the smoke inhalation, it’s too early to tell.”
There is surprisingly little evidence and few eyewitnesses, considering the fact that this was a murder and arson that occurred in broad daylight.
Lang was well-liked by most of his neighbors, many of whom were shocked by the incident and in disbelief that the man had any enemies.
One neighbor, Tamara Olivarria told ABC that, “He just got those lights fixed and the gate is locked so I’m not sure how anyone would have got in even, but it’s kind of scary.”
Another neighbor, Theresa Fuentes said that “If it’s a random thing, that makes it much scarier…cause the neighborhood is getting better, we thought.”
However, According to predictions made by Lang himself just days before, this attack was far from random.
In the days before his death, Lang was insistent that his life was in danger, and that if he died, the Fresno Police Department would be responsible.
On January 14, Lang made a disturbing Facebook post where he eerily predicted his own death.