R&B singer Fantasia Barrino’s 18-year-old nephew was shot and killed yesterday; police say that he was shot during a fight.
Tyquan Von Ricco Washington was with friends in Greensboro, North Carolina when he was approached by another man, David Lee White, Jr., 21, and an argument ensued.
Police say that the argument turned physical and David pulled a gun and started shooting at Tyquan.
Tyquan was rushed to the hospital after emergency officials were called to the scene.
But Tyquan was pronounced dead from multiple gunshot wounds.
David, who police suspect is a member of a local GANG, has been charged with FIRST DEGREE MURDER – if found guilty, he will get the DEATH PENALTY.
Late last night, the "Truth Is" posted a picture on her Instagram page of her nephew as a child with the following caption:
"y 😢 Auntie is So Sorry Baby 💔 RIP to my Oldest Nephew Please Pray for his Mother and my Brother @riccobarrino & his Stepdad"
His father also wrote a touching Love Letter to his son on Instagram:
“I never forget the first time that me and your mother took you to gymnastics for tryouts. I remember the lady walking over to us and telling us that we would have to wait behind a long list of other kids lol I guess she didn’t know what my kid was capable of because when she turned around she spotted you turning somersaults as if you were in the US Olympics.”
Washington is the oldest nephew to 2004 American Idol winner Barrino, who was also born in High Point – a city aligned with Greensboro and Winston-Salem in Piedmont Triad, according to highpointnc.gov.