American Idol winner Fantasia Barrino‘s nephew was killed in a shooting Tuesday in North Carolina.
Tyquan Von Ricco Washington was found with multiple gunshot wounds on the road in front of a home in Greensboro, N.C., according to the Greensboro Police Department.
While paramedics tried to save Washington, the 18-year-old was pronounced dead at Moses Cone Hospital.
Police allege the teen was shot during a dispute between himself and 21-year-old David Lee White, Jr.
Hours after Washington’s death, White was arrested and charged with first-degree murder and is being held in the Guilford County Jail without bond, according to police.
The American Idol season 3 winner shared a photo of her nephew on Instagram shortly after the news, writing, “Ty Auntie is So Sorry Baby RIP to my Oldest Nephew Please Pray for his Mother and my Brother @riccobarrino & his Stepdad.”
Washington’s father, Ricco Barrino, a recording artist, wrote an emotional letter to his late son on Instagram, reflecting on the special moments he witnessed as his son grew up.
“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 …read more