"I can't breathe. I have my ID right here. My name is Elijah McClain. That's my house. I was just going home. I’m an introvert. I’m just different. That’s all. I’m so sorry. I have no gun. I don’t do that stuff. I don’t do any fighting. Why are you attacking me? I don’t even kill flies! I don’t eat meat! But I don’t judge people, I don’t judge people who do eat meat. Forgive me. All I was trying to do was become better. I will do it. I will do better. I will do anything. Sacrifice my identity. I’ll do it. You all are phenomenal. You are beautiful. And I love you. Try to forgive me. I am a mood Gemini. I’m sorry. I’m so sorry. Ow, that really hurt. You all are very strong. Team work makes the dream work… (crying).. oh I’m sorry. I JUST CAN’T BREATHE CORRECTLY (proceeds to vomit from the pressure on his chest and neck).”
-- Elijah McClain as he was being murdered on Aug. 24, 2019
Elijah was put in a chokehold and lost consciousness. The paramedics injected him with ketamine. He suffered a heart attack and was declaired Brain Dead.