Antifa Activist Shoots, Critically Wounds Seattle Police Detective

Antifa protesters face off against Seattle police officers in 2020 / Getty Images
March 23, 2023

A now-deceased transgender Antifa activist on Monday shot and critically wounded a police detective, Seattle police revealed this week.

The activist, 29-year-old Nathan Stolsig, shot detective David Easterly in the torso after three deputies served Stolsig an eviction notice, the Post Millennial reported. Stolsig, who identified as a transgender woman by the name "Eucytus," belonged to the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA), a group that actively encouraged the 2020 BLM-Antifa riots.

The deputies found the suspect dead inside a barricaded apartment, and the King County medical examiner concluded that Stolsig sustained a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Easterly remains hospitalized in critical condition, according to the Post Millenial.

The DSA responded to Stolsig's death in a statement, calling eviction "systemic violence." The DSA seeks to abolish prisons and end "police militarization."

The shooting comes as Antifa rioters armed with explosives wreaked havoc in Atlanta this past January in an anti-police demonstration. Rioters set fire to a police car, damaged businesses, and threw rocks at a police station.

The 2020 BLM riots caused millions of dollars in property damage in Seattle, for which the city reimbursed business owners. Police were temporarily barricaded out of a section of the city known at the time as "CHAZ," where multiple shootings occurred, killing two teenagers.