A 23 year old #BlackLivesMatter activist from Ohio named Marshawn McCarrel was found dead outside of the Statehouse Monday evening from an apparent suicide.
Lt. Craig Cvetan of the State Highway Patrol said McCarrel was most likely alone when he died. McCarrel’s body was found after police got a call saying there was a shooting around 6 PM. Not only was Marshawn a heavily involved activist, he was also the founder of Pursuing Our Dreams, a mentorship for inner city youth and created the homeless charity Feed The Streets after he was homeless himself. Earlier in the year, McCarrell even traveled to California to receive Radio One’s Hometown Champions award.
Before McCarrell took his own life, he went to his Twitter account to send farewell to his supporters, and also made a Facebook post saying “My demons won today. I’m sorry.”:
Once the news spread, supporters took to their pages to send their condolences and share their memories: