Fantasia Barrino's nephew Tyquan Von Ricco Washington was shot and killed in North Carolina on Tuesday.
The "American Idol" winner's 18-year-old nephew died of multiple gunshot wounds after a dispute between himself and 21-year-old David Lee White Jr. spilled out onto the street, TMZ reports. Although paramedics attempted "life-saving measures" on Washington, he died shortly after being transported to Moses Cone Hospital. White was arrested hours later and has since been charged with first-degree murder; he is currently being held in the Guilford County Jail without bond, according to police.
On Tuesday, Barrino posted a tribute to her late nephew on Instagram, writing, "Auntie is So Sorry Baby. RIP to my Oldest Nephew Please Pray for his Mother and my Brother & his Stepdad."
Washington is the son of Fantasia's brother, Ricco Barrino, also a musician. Barrino posted a heartfelt tribute to his late son on Instagram as well, writing, "Dear son I needed to write this sooner but it's funny how life make you aware of your own unconscious procrastinations."
"I wanted you to know that from the depths of my heart your daddy loves you and he always has," he continued.
View his full post below.
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