Typically, news organizations don’t report on suicides because of the pain it causes family members and friends in the community.
However, I am making a partial exception to that rule today because of the tremendous amount of public interest one case is getting on social media.
I have received several messages from people alerting me to an incident where they believe an African American male was lynched in Houston.
The man’s body was seen hanging from a tree on Hollister (yesterday) Monday.
The Harris County Sheriff’s office confirms the scene but Deputy Thomas Gilliland says it was not a lynching.
He says the 26 year old male took his own life.
Gilliland says his investigators talked with friends and family of the man and he’s certain it was a suicide because of the circumstances.
So, thanks to all of you who tipped me off but this was not a hate crime but a very sad incident and tragedy for a local family.