Darel Evans, 33, was killed in Newark on Monday night (07Dec15).

The victim, known as Creep, appeared on the Sundance Channel show after successfully turning his back on a life of crime to become an anti-violence activist.

Brick City, which was released in 2009, documented the struggles faced by Newark officials and residents as they fought to lift the city out of poverty, violence and corruption.

Whitaker served as an executive producer on the show.

Police have yet to make any arrests or identify any suspects or a motive for Evans' murder.