Black Lives Matter activist MarShawn McCarrel fatally shoots self in front of Ohio Statehouse

Black Lives Matter Activist Fatally Shoots Self in Front of Ohio Statehouse

A Black Lives Matter activist fatally shot himself Monday night on the steps of the Ohio Statehouse, according to a Columbus Dispatchreport.

"My demons won today. I'm sorry," MarShawn McCarrel allegedly posted on his Facebook page hours before killing himself.

His last tweet read, "Let the record show that I pissed on the state house before I left."

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Black Lives Matter activist MarShawn McCarrel fatally shoots self in front of Ohio Statehouse

McCarrel, 23, was pronounced dead on the scene. There were no witnesses to the suicide, authorities told the Columbus Dispatch.

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In addition to his work as a Black Lives Matter activist, McCarrel worked with mentorship programs for youth and also launched a nonprofit group aimed at getting meals to the homeless.

"All everyone needs is love," he told 614 Columbus in 2014 while speaking about the Feed the Streets nonprofit. "That's a human being. That's a pulse. We're feeding everyone, we're sending the message — today I got you; tomorrow, I could be right there."

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The Pursuing Our Dreams Facebook page posted a message in McCarrell's honor Monday. McCarrell started the organization in 2013:

We are sadden by the lost of founder of Pursing Our Dreams We never know what a person is going through RIP Marshawn

Posted by Pursuing Our Dreams POD on Monday, February 8, 2016

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