May 10th, 2013
07:00 PM ET

Grandson of Malcolm X killed in Mexico

By Mariano Castillo, CNN

(CNN) - The grandson of civil rights activist Malcolm X, Malcolm Shabazz, died in a Mexico City hospital after suffering an apparent beating, police told CNN.

Prosecutors are investigating the death as a homicide, police spokesman Octavio Campos said.

Police were called to the scene of an injured man at 3:30 a.m. Thursday one block south of Plaza Garibaldi, a rough but famous patch of Mexico City known for its mariachis.

Shabazz appeared to have been beaten, but had no wounds from other weapons, Campos said.

The 29-year-old was transported to Mexico City's Balbuena General Hospital, where he died later Thursday morning because of his injuries, he said.

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  1. Jorge

    Somebody should have told this young man that south of the border you don't throw your weigh around, because your average shoe-shine boy has had to grow up three times harder than you, just to stay alive.

    May 21, 2013 at 5:02 pm | Report abuse |
  2. AniyunweahCherokee

    He can now rest with his father as the great MLK looks down on them from heaven shaking his head in shame.

    May 13, 2013 at 11:40 am | Report abuse |
    • Big Shiz

      It's ok for him to insult Malcolm x but I can't call him ignorant for it even though he is.

      May 13, 2013 at 3:58 pm | Report abuse |