Activist kills himself on steps of Ohio Statehouse

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COLUMBUS, Ohio— Authorities say a man has killed himself on the steps of the Ohio Statehouse.

State Highway Patrol officials tell the Columbus Dispatch the man shot himself outside the front door of the Statehouse on Monday evening.

Lt. Craig Cvetan says 23-year-old MarShawn M. McCarrel II, of Franklin Township, died at the scene. McCarrell was not a state employee.

Cvetan says it’s unclear why the man killed himself.

Authorities say nobody saw the shooting, but the man was seen on Statehouse grounds just before the gunshot.

McCarrell was a young mentor, organized events to feed area homeless and participate in the Black Lives Matter movement, the Dispatch reported.

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