Authorities were called just after 6 p.m. to a shooting, which occurred up the steps and at the entrance to the Statehouse, on the S. High Street side. MarShawn M. McCarrel II, 23, was pronounced dead at the scene, said Lt. Craig Cvetan of the State Highway Patrol.
McCarrel was committed to community activism and consistently advocated for justice. He helped organize protests in Ohio following the death of black Ferguson teen Michael Brown in 2014 and was instrumental in raising awareness around the Black Lives Matter movement.
McCarrel was also the founder of "Pursuing Our Dreams", an Ohio-based community activist group that helped to fight homelessness and hunger -- both issues McCarrel battled himself for three months after he graduated high school, according to the New York Daily News. You can check out the full article below on nydailynews.com