Two men have been arrested in connection with the murder of Malcolm Shabazz, grandson of Malcolm X.

As the story goes, Shabazz and a friend were at a bar in Mexico City, where they got into a disagreement with the owner over their tab.

Shabazz was reportedly found in the gutter badly beaten. He later died at a hospital.

From NPR:

We were dancing with the girls and drinking,” Suarez told the AP. Eventually, the pair were asked to pay a tab of more than $1,000, he said.

“We pretty much got hassled,” Suarez said. “A short dude came with a gun.”

After Shabazz and Suarez refused to pay, they were separated. The next time he saw Shabazz, Suarez says, he had been badly beaten.

The Shabazz family released a statement Saturday, in which they thanked supporters for their help in coping with the loss of Malcolm Shabazz.

“Although his bright light and boundless potential are gone from this life, we are grateful that he now rests in peace in the arms of his grandparents and the safety of God,” the statement read in part. “We will miss him.”

Authorities are still looking for three other suspects.


Once again, our thoughts and prayers are with the Shabazz family at this incredibly difficult time.



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