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Malcolm X's grandson killed in Mexico

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Malcolm Shabazz, the grandson of Malcolm X in a 1999 file photo. (AP Photo/Stephen Chernin, File) Malcolm Shabazz, the grandson of Malcolm X in a 1999 file photo. (AP Photo/Stephen Chernin, File)
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Malcolm Shabazz, the grandson of Malcolm X, was killed during a robbery in Mexico Thursday, according to a family friend.

"I'm confirming, per US Embassy, on behalf of the family, the tragic death of Malcolm Shabazz, grandson of Malcolm X," Terrie M. Williams, the family friend, posted on her Facebook and Twitter accounts.

Williams told The Journal News that she has worked with Shabazz for years.

Shabazz, 28, died in Tijuana early in the morning. He has had a string of run-ins with the law, beginning with the death of his grandmother, Betty Shabazz, Malcolm X's widow.

In 1997, Malcolm Shabazz was just 12 when he set fire to the Yonkers apartment where he and his grandmother lived. She suffered severe burns and later died. He pleaded guilty to arson and manslaughter and served time in a juvenile facility.

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