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Black Lives Matter activist kills himself in front of Ohio Statehouse


MarShawn McCarrel, a 23-year-old Black Lives Matter activist, was found dead at the entrance of the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus last night.

State Highway Patrol officials tell the Columbus Dispatch that the man shot himself outside the front door of the Statehouse on Monday evening.

Credit: Facebook
23-year-old MarShawn McCarrel. Credit: Facebook

One of McCarrel’s last social media posts read, “My demons won today. I’m sorry.” His last reportedly read, “Let the record show that I pissed on the state house before I left.”

here were no witnesses and McCarrel was pronounced dead at the scene.

McCarrel was active in Black Lives Matter protests in Ohio, following the death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, according to the New York Daily News.

He attended the NAACP’s Image Awards on Friday, according to a Facebook post by Pursuing Our Dreams.


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  1. A Tragic waste that he would refute his premise by demonstrating that his own black life was less important than his “demons.”


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