Black Lives Matter Activist MarShawn McCarrel Commits Suicide In Front Of Ohio Statehouse
Heartbreaking news coming out of Ohio.
Black Lives Matter activist MarShawn McCarrel committed suicide on the steps of the Ohio Statehouse on Monday. He was only 23 years young.
Hours before his body was found, MarShawn wrote on Facebook, “My demons won today. I’m sorry.”
On Twitter, he sent out series of tweets expressing his love for everyone and ended with, “Let the record show that I pissed on the state house before I left.”
Here’s more on the story via The New York Daily News:
MarShawn McCarrel, 23, shot himself in front of the Columbus building Monday evening, Lt. Craig Cvetan of the State Highway Patrol told the Columbus Dispatch.
“My demons won today. I’m sorry,” the activis, who attended the NAACP Image Awards last Friday, posted on his Facebook page around 3 p.m., just hours before his body was found near the Statehouse.
His last tweet read: “Let the record show that I pissed on the state house before I left.”
No one witnessed the shooting, Cvetan said. McCarrel was pronounced dead at the scene.
McCarrel, who had recently worked with Black Lives Matter, helped organize protests in Ohio after a Missouri cop shot and killed unarmed black teenager Michael Brown in 2014.
He also founded youth mentorship program Pursuing Our Dreams, which launched Feed the Streets, a project to help Ohio’s homeless.
He attended the NAACP’s Image Awards on Friday, Pursuing Our Dreams wrote on its Facebook. He was named one of Radio One’s Hometown Champions, an award for community activists and volunteers, earlier this year and earned a trip to the California awards show.
My heart and prayers go out to MarShawn’s family during this difficult time.
The story is developing…
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