Shanon (Taz) Wasson, 30, Suspected Suicide

Jameer Baptiste
Written by Jameer Baptiste

POMPANO BEACH–Shanon Taz Wasson, a well-known member of the community is said to have taken his own life on the morning of Sunday, June 12, 2016. While the world news was occupied with the massacre that took place at Pulse Nightclub in Orlando, Taz presumably shoot himself in the head. His ex-wife and roommate Joanna Cortez found the body in the bedroom at 7:30 am when she returned home from work.

Since Cortez is not legally classified as next of kin, the police and coroner have not been forthcoming with many details. Cortez does know that the case has been officially closed by the police department.

All other information is only being shared with his estranged family members with whom Wasson hadn’t had contact with for years.

Gary Santis of The Manor Complex commented on a RIP Facebook post that he saw Wasson the day of his death at 3:30 am at the club in good spirits. Other friends of the plant and animal lover echoed the same thing. That night was the last time anyone saw the 6’2″ blue-hazel eyed Wasson as he left the Manor Complex for home in Pompano Beach with a black gentleman who has yet to be identified.

Cortez has started a gofundme page to help pay for Wasson funeral. Agenda asks that you support Cortez’s efforts by donating to Wasson page.

Taz will always be remembered for his playful personality and loving spirit.