Black Lives Matter activist MarShawn McCarrel reportedly shot himself yesterday in front of the Columbus building, New York Daily News reports.
“My demons won today. I’m sorry,” were the last words the activist wrote on Facebook just hours before he was found dead.
He also took to twitter where he left this string of haunting tweets:
MarShawn, who just recently attended the NAACP awards with his mom, worked to organize protests in Ohio after Michael Brown’s shooting in 2014.
Along with being a vocal Black Lives Matter activist, the young leader founded two community service organizations: a mentorship program called Pursuing Our Dreams and a charity for the homeless called Feed The Streets. McCarrel was known for his compassion towards the homeless, urging people to go beyond just giving food.
The 23-year-old was named Radio One’s Hometown Champion for his work. The nomination detailed MarShawn’s unrelenting passion for those less fortunate:
“MarShawn stresses the importance of having conversations with the people we feed because they’ll get hungry in 2 hours, but a good conversation will carry them over for a lifetime.”
His impact will be felt for a lifetime.
Rest in power, MarShawn.
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