Malcolm Shabazz the grandson of Malcolm X, was killed in Mexico Thursday. The Amsterdam News confirmed the story with the United States Embassy.
There are two unconfirmed causes of his death. One said he was thrown from a building, and the other stated that he was shot while being robbed in Tijuana. The latter was later reported to be the cause of death.
“I’m confirming, per U.S. Embassy, on behalf of family, the tragic death of Malcolm Shabazz, grandson of Malcolm X.Statement frm family 2 come,” wrote close friend of the Shabazz family Terrie M. Williams on twitter.
Family members have confirmed that he had died, but have not revealed where he was in Mexico, or what he was doing.
Previously Shabazz had been convicted of manslaughter and arson as a juvenile. He was sentenced to 18 months, but his sentence was extended, and he served four years. At a later date, he told Amsterdam news that he did not set the fire.
At the time of his death, Shabazz was in the process of writing two books, and attending John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York.
He is survived by two daughters. He was 28 years old.
Columnist-The Guardian Express