Fantasia is mourning the death her 18-year-old nephew Tyquan Vonricco Washington, who was shot and killed on Wednesday (Feb. 14) in Greensboro, N.C.
The R&B songstress took to social media with a heartfelt message. “Auntie is So Sorry Baby,” she wrote. “RIP to my Oldest Nephew Please Pray for his Mother and my Brother @riccobarrino & his Stepdad.”
The Greensboro Police Department has arrested a suspect, David Lee White Jr. The 21-year-old was charged with first-degree murder and remains in custody without bond, according to E! News.
Fantasia’s brother, Ricco Barrino, mourned the tragic loss his son. “I wanted you to know that from the depths my heart your daddy loves you and he always has,” he wrote. “I remember holding you for the first time that’s when I knew that I had to do something other than work in somebody’s factory so that one day you could look up to me. As I write this letter with tears streaming down my face I want you to know that I showed you tough love because I knew you were something special.”