An autopsy is revealing information about the death of Barron Alexander Harris, an 18-year-old high school basketball player from Charlotte, North Carolina, who took his own life following a bad breakup with his girlfriend.
Rumors and speculation spread across Charlotte’s social media when Harris died unexpectedly on April 16, 2023. Police said Harris was at a residence on Suttonview Drive in Charlotte when he placed a gun against his head and pulled the trigger, resulting in his death.
When first responders arrived, Harris was transported to the hospital. He had lost his heartbeat nearly 20 minutes before reaching the hospital. On arrival at the hospital, a cardiac ultrasound revealed no cardiac activity, and resuscitative efforts were abandoned.
Police said they recovered a pistol with suspected blood, and shell casings were found and collected at the crime scene.
Without going into detail, the autopsy revealed that Harris had recently broken up with his girlfriend. Text messages from Harris to his girlfriend indicated that he was experiencing suicidal thoughts.
After Harris’s death, there were speculations about the cause, with some people assuming that the basketball star had died from a COVID-19 vaccine booster shot.
However, these rumors were unfounded and not true.
Alexander attended Myers Park High School. He was a senior, just months away from walking the stage and receiving his diploma.
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