An American man was reportedly killed over the weekend fighting for the Islamic State (also known as ISIS) in Syria, NBC News reports.
The Free Syrian Army found the body of 33-year-old Douglas McAuthur McCain after a fight with ISIS, with $800 cash in his pocket and an American passport.
U.S. officials and family members further confirmed the basketball lover and rapper’s death.
The San Diego native appears to have crossed into Syria a few months ago, according to posts on his personal Twitter.
Friends and family have now started posting on his Facebook, expressing condolences to his wife and daughter.
McCain was born in southern California in January 1981, but eventually moved with his family to the Twin Cities area of Minnesota where he attended Robbinsdale Cooper High School in New Hope and played on the basketball team.
Old friends at the mostly-white school described McCain as a carefree teen who wasn’t very religious. […]
According to his Twitter, he converted to Islam around 2004 and his online posts become much more fervent…