“Let the record show that I pissed on the state house before I left.”
Black Lives Matter activist MarShawn McCarrel shot himself Monday on the steps of the Ohio Statehouse, the Columbus Dispatch reports.
Lt. Craig Cvetan of the State Highway Patrol pronounced McCarrel dead on the scene and said there were no witnesses to the shooting.
McCarrel was active and public about his support for the Black Lives Matter movement. He tweeted about attending a MLK Day rally just weeks before committing suicide:
MLK action later today. Around police accountability. Gonna be cold asf. #BlackBlanketsMatter
— SPICY (@MC_CARREL11) January 18, 2016
McCarrel’s last tweet foretold his demise:
Let the record show that I pissed on the state house before i left.
— SPICY (@MC_CARREL11) February 8, 2016
“We don’t have any evidence to know the reason why he did it,” Cvetan told reporters.