This was a racist hate crime and nothing less.
If the races of the perpetrator and victims were reversed, there would be national outrage and hand-wringing, protest marches, demands for reform, etc., etc. Not to mention the requisite burning and looting of the homes and businesses of people who just happen to be nearby.
Purely from that standpoint, I'm glad the races weren't reversed. Maybe a normal investigation can try to determine exactly what happened and why, without opportunistic grandstanders pushing all the politically correct "hot buttons" to further their own self-serving agendas.
Of course, since this poor soul was subject to discrimination and harassment because of his race and sexual proclivities, and he had such a hard upbringing and suffered such deprivation, he is obviously not to blame for what happened. No way he should be held responsible for his actions. He was just a poor misguided soul who finally succumbed to all the evils society foisted upon him.
It would have been more fitting if he had not taken the coward's way out, but instead had been trapped in his crashed car and slowly roasted to death in the ensuing fire. Either way, he's gone. Good riddance!