Fantasia is mourning the loss of her 18-year-old nephew, Tyquan Von Ricco Washington, after he was shot and killed in Greensboro, North Carolina.
The Greensboro Police Department confirmed that Washington was shot on the road and found with multiple gun shot wounds. Even though paramedics attempted to save the teenager's life, Washington was pronounced dead at Moses Cone Hospital.
Authorities said that Washington was involved in a dispute with a 21-year-old named David Lee White, Jr. Hours after the fatal shooting, White was arrested and charged with first-degree murder. He's currently being held at Guilford County Jail without bond.
“Ty 😢 Auntie is So Sorry Baby 💔 RIP to my Oldest Nephew Please Pray for his Mother and my Brother @riccobarrino & his Stepdad,” Fantasia captioned a post of her late nephew on social media. See that below.
Washington's dad, Ricco Barrino, who's also a recording artist, wrote a social media tribute to his son, too. “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,” Barrino wrote.
He continued: “I knew you were special when all the older kids wanted to hang with you. I knew you were a leader at that moment and All the way up to your first big 18th birthday.” See Barrino's post below.
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