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.
Nearly 30 minutes before McCarrel sent his last tweet, the 23-year-old posted another haunting message to Facebook:
McCarrel had attended that NAACP Image Awards on Sunday, posting a picture of him and his mother at the event to his Instagram.
“He impacted so many people, touched so many lives,” said McCarrel’s mother, Leatha Wellington.