Saturday, January 18, 2014

Alfonso Seals, Brother Of Accused Killer Antonio Seals And Allegedly Present At Fatal Shooting Of Devonte Coppage, Reveals His Life On Facebook...

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Antonio R. Seals, 18 years old, is accused of shooting and killing Devonte Coppage in a botched drug deal in a parking lot in St. Paul. Following my blogging about Coppage and his criminal record, I was asked (rather pointedly) if I was going to blog about the individuals accused in his killing? As though I would actually play favorites in these dirtbag-versus-dirtbag encounters. 

So here you go. Here's what I've turned up...

I do not yet have a Facebook page for ANTONIO R. SEALS, the accused shooter. I have, however, turned up a page for Alfonso FreeSeals Seals, the brother of Antonio who was also in the car during the shooting. 

In the image above, ALFONSO (the brother) is wearing the white jacket. The guy to Alfonso's left (viewer's right) wearing a black shirt with a black heart looks very much like Antonio R. Seals, the accused shooter. The other two individuals are unidentified. 

This photo, below, is definitely Alfonso (black shorts) and Antonio. 


The image was posted on January 11 and appears to serve as a statement of support by Alfonso for his brother Antonio. Commentary on the photo appears to reference the arrest of Antonio, as follows:

Jake McBride: Sorry to hear about Antonio bruh, prayin for him tho.

Some photos, which I am refraining from publishing, show Alfonso with a baby girl and the baby's mother. Interestingly, the ages of Alfonso's baby girl and Devonte Coppage's baby girl are not that far apart. And both Antonio and Devonte allegedly brought a gun to the scene of a drug buy, and both Antonio and Coppage brought their brother along and both seem to have been close to their brothers.

If these thugs had TALKED to each other instead of TAKING UP ARMS (allegedly) they might find they have A LOT in common. I thought one of the assertions behind legalized marijuana is it makes people more mellow? 

Alfonso published a number of self-portraits. Here is one which also shows a tattoo.


Below is one of a number of "young guys just hanging out, up to nothing that seems productive" photos. The figures are indistinct, but not the black heart on the shirt of the one to the far left. That appears to be Antonio, the accused shooter, in the same shirt. 


Here's one of Alfonso with a bong in the background.

Before one of the annoying troll commenters wants to call that object a decorative vase, keep in mind Alfonso identified it as a bong in a Facebook conversation attached as comments to the photo, as follows:

David Balderas: Jay Jay... Happy Birthday! What is that in the back on the dresser...lol...have a great day! (November 7, 2012)

Antonio Freeseals Seals: Thanks my bong he's a hitter

An individual identifying herself as "grams" (Celia Quintanilla- Balderas) said she loves him dearly but he should "remove your bong for me ok!" Clearly, Alfonso didn't listen to his grandma because the photo is still there for bloggers to find, even after a shooting allegedly involving marijuana.

Grams had no comment on the photo below.


The age of this photo, below, is unknown. Note all the white scuff marks. This appears to be a scan of a photo in hard copy which has seen a lot of wear and tear.


Nothing good comes of somebody this young hanging out with this type of group throwing gang signs, with alcoholic beverages set down on the pavement; the better to throw gang signs. 

Here is one of a number of "flipping the bird" self-portraits. I guess Alfonso is saying, "Go f*** yourself, Alfonso." And it turns out he really, really did. 

Not sure what this photo below means, except that Alfonso doesn't know which hand is supposed to be used for saluting. 


There is also a series of 5 photos showing a football player for Highland Park High School, Number 34. Here is the best and most distinct image, below.

In context, the images appear to show Alfonso Seals. 

I have also turned up a Facebook page for the mother of Alfonso and Antonio. Her page contains pictures of grandchildren and expressions of religious faith during recent trying times, such as the following photo.


There is a more Facebook information out there. Turns out Derrick Anthony Parker, the third individual allegedly in the "shooter car," is a minor rapper who goes by the stage name Kidd Magiic (sic). Parker has actually been doing a little bit of self-promotion in the wake of the deadly shooting. 

More on THAT later, stay tuned.  

24 comments:

Anonymous said...

I know teens from ALL walks of life sneak around and drink and do drugs. Those that will boldly show it in front of Mommy and Grandma, speaks volumes about the family itself.

Anonymous said...

JUSTICE SHALL BE SERVED!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

Did they ask you rather pointedly or rather sweetly? A car full of them are now free to roam about the city and we need to know WHO they are.

Anonymous said...

Goddamn, I would throw these bitch's through the nearest wall and stomp on these fool's. What kind of wannabe's are these?
The usual suspects? Let Sledge and Jack hammer these little boy's into the pavement and roll their ass.

Anonymous said...

A car full of hoodlums,drugs and guns go to a gas station and kill someone. Am I to understand only ONE of them is still locked up?!! I suppose they thought he wasa going to buy a twinkie.

Anonymous said...

Some guy same name but about 40 has an ass pocket of Minnesota charges to his name.

Johnny Northside! said...

You gotta wonder if it's a relative like his daddy.

Anonymous said...

Is this the same family that gave us Samuel Lamont Seals?

Johnny Northside! said...

Not sure. I don't know the name. Tell me more? Provide links?

Anonymous said...

If u never sat down with thus family u never now who there are..they would give u there last dollar to u if u really needed... get your story correct ...

Anonymous said...

Wow get a life, why are you blogging about a family and something so personal. This is horrible

Anonymous said...

This whole family is trouble and all the seals brothers will eventually end up in prison just like their dad who is serving a life sentence for murder right now.

Johnny Northside said...

Tell us more. Tell us what you know.

Anonymous said...

One their dad isn't serving a life sentence, get your facts straight. Two, don't judge them cause you don't know them. People make mistakes. We are all human, making a blog about this is ridiculous obviously you have nothing better to do with your life. You weren't there so you don't know the truth and never. All this negativity is just making them stronger so continue on.

Johnny Northside said...

You say the commenter is wrong about the life sentence, well, cough up the name of the guy and I'll check whether he's serving a life sentence or not.

Anonymous said...

Their uncle is serving a life sentence, not their dad.

Johnny Northside! said...

Cough up specifics.

Also, these are free comment threads. JNS blog doesn't feel any obligation to try to straighten out comments or dig into those. You commenters can argue among yourselves and straighten out your own facts.

Anonymous said...

Not anyone is correct. My uncle is far from a life sentence and he is not in prison for murder. Yes, my family can only get stronger. Having to know bloggers live their lives and feed off of other people's personal lives is creepy and disgusting. Blog about weather or your own personal lives!!!!! Oh wait you all are to far up everyone else's lives you don't have one of your own.

Anonymous said...

My guys free out in the streets all of em from that day all bailed out and they dad is not jail nobody you guys are referring to is in jail

Anonymous said...

You bloggers have no life what so ever posting false information like this. The Seals family Are loving and caring people, And what your posting above is just wrong i know the brothers and family personally and they aren't violent self centered people, yes a mistake was made but you weren't there you don't know the whole truth. Therefore you should have nothing to say . Get your facts straight before you start to write about someone else's life you sick piece of S**T. Antonio r. seals is a sweet heart and Always will be one regardless of what you All have to say.

Johnny Northside! said...

What part of PHOTOS that came right off FACEBOOK is not TRUTHFUL? Lead me gently by the cerebral cortex, for I am SO CONFUSED.

Johnny Northside! said...

Antonio Seals found guilty.

http://www.startribune.com/local/east/278394881.html

Anonymous said...

This whole article is bullshit
Get a fucking life

Johnny Northside! said...

Perhaps you missed the link above where Antonio Seals was found guilty?

Here's a link to his MNDOC mugshot.

https://coms.doc.state.mn.us/publicviewer//Inmate.asp?OID=245127