The grandson of the late African-American human rights activist Malcolm X has been killed in Mexico, a report says.
The Amsterdamnews.com reported that Muslim civil activist Malcolm Shabazz was killed early Thursday due to injuries, but the exact circumstances of his death are still unconfirmed.
Reports say that he suffered the fatal wounds after he was thrown off a building or shot as he was being robbed in the city of Tijuana.
Terrie M. Williams, a close friend of the Shabazz family, stated in a message posted on Twitter, “I’m confirming, per US Embassy, on behalf of family, the tragic death of Malcolm Shabazz, grandson of Malcolm X. Statement from family to come.”
Meanwhile, the activist’s family members have not confirmed the exact location or circumstances of his death.
Before his demise, Shabazz was in the process of writing two books and attended John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York.
He had planned to visit Iran in 2013 to attend the Hollywoodism conference when he was arrested by FBI agents, sources outside the United States confirmed on February 4.
Born in 1984, Shabazz was the son of Qubilah Shabazz, who was the second daughter of Malcolm X and Betty Shabazz.