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Malcolm Xavier Perry biography: 13 things about Fort Bliss captain who dated Clevy Nelson-Royster

Malcolm Xavier Perry (©Fort Bliss)

Malcolm Xavier Perry (©Fort Bliss)

Malcolm Xavier Perry was an African-American man who served in the U.S. Army. He dated his fellow captain Clevy Muchette Nelson-Royster.

“F*** you, Malcolm!” Nelson-Royster yelled at Perry on October 11, 2020. “When my n***** comes back from Afghanistan, I’m a get him to shoot yo’ ass!”

Hours after this, Perry died. Here are 13 more things about him:

  1. He was born on July 12, 1993 to Michael Perry and Dana N. Perry. He was their only child.
  2. He was a native of Newport News, Virginia, USA.
  3. He attended Denbigh High School in Newport News and Norfolk State University in Norfolk, Virginia.
  4. He loved photography.
  5. He and Nelson-Royster joined the U.S. Army in 2015. Their on-and-off relationship started that year.
  6. He and Nelson-Royster were both logistics officers assigned to the 123rd Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division at Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas, USA. He was stationed there in March 2020.
  7. As a logistics officer, he received several awards including the Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Global War on Terror Service Medal, Korea Defense Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal and an Overseas Service Ribbon.
  8. Nelson-Royster had a problem with his frequent visits to the Jaguars, a strip club on Gateway West Boulevard in El Paso.
  9. In the early morning of October 11, 2020, he was at the Jaguars strip club. Nelson-Royster arrived with a friend named Richard Mustapha Sennessie and he joined them at their table. She grabbed his glasses and broke them. She was escorted out after getting into several other altercations and continued to fight other people in the parking lot. Hours after leaving the strip club, he was sitting in his Audi parked at the parking lot of his apartment complex when Nelson-Royster and Sennessie arrived. She started attacking him so he drove off. He was chased by the two with Sennessie driving Nelson-Royster’s black 2019 Jeep Wrangler while she was in the passenger’s seat.
  10. At around 5:46 a.m. on October 11, 2020, he made a 911 call to report that somebody was following him on Edgemere Boulevard in El Paso and a Jeep Wrangler was hitting and bumping his car. He told the operator, “I am going to die.”
  11. Sennessie intentionally rammed Nelson-Royster’s car into his car, causing it to roll over and catch fire at the intersection of John Hayes and N. Zaragoza in El Paso. He was burned alive as a result. The authorities found him dead at the scene at around 5:50 a.m. on October 11, 2020.
  12. “I just want justice for my grandson. I want them to feel the pain they did to my grandson,” his grandmother Geralene Brown told WCNC.
  13. “Capt. Perry recently took command of Bravo Company and was selected to be a company commander for his passion for leadership and expertise. He embodied what we ask of young leaders in today’s Army and it was my pleasure to serve with him and to experience his devotion to service to his fellow man and his attitude of present leadership. His service to this division, the Army and our nation will not be forgotten,” 123rd Brigade Support Battalion commander Lt. Col. Gilberto Escobedo said in a statement obtained by the El Paso Times.

(This is a developing story. Updates will be added as soon as they are available.)

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