Grandson of Malcolm X dies in Mexico

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FILE - In July 29, 1999 file photo, Malcolm Shabazz, the grandson of political activist Malcolm X, leaves Family Court in Yonkers, N.Y., after a detention hearing. In 1997, Shabazz, then 12, set a fire at the Yonkers home of his grandmother, Betty Shabazz, Malcolm Xís widow. She died from severe burns. U.S. officials say Shabazz was killed Thursday, May 10, 2013 in Mexico City. (AP Photo/Stephen Chernin, File)

MEXICO CITY (AP) — A friend says the grandson of political activist Malcolm X died after he was beaten up during a dispute over a bill at a Mexico City bar.

Labor activist Miguel Suarez tells The Associated Press that Malcolm Shabazz died of his injuries at a hospital.

Suarez says the 28-year-old Shabazz had gone with him and several other people to a bar near the plaza that is home to Mexico City's mariachis.

He said Friday the owner demanded they pay a $1,200 and a fight ensured. Suarez says he later found Shabazz injured outside the bar and took him to a hospital where he died on Thursday.

U.S. officials earlier confirmed Shabazz's death.