Grandson of Malcolm X Murdered in Mexico


Malcolm Shabazz, the grandson of Malcolm X (El Hajj Malik El-Shabazz), was murdered in Mexico. Reports say that Shabazz died Thursday (May 9) morning after allegedly being thrown from a rooftop in Tijuana.

Via the Amsterdam News:

The U.S. Embassy has confirmed, that Malcolm Shabazz – grandson of Malcolm X, was killed in Mexico.

Several reports around the circumstances of his death, stilled unconfirmed, have rummored that he died early Thursday morning, May 9, 2013 from injuries sustained after he was thrown off a building or shot as he was being robbed in Tijuana.

“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 his death and that he was in Mexico but have not confirmed the exact location or circumstances of how Malcolm Shabazz died.

Malcolm Shabazz is survived by two daughters, his mother and several aunts.