American Idol winner Fantasia Barrino’s nephew was shot and killed Tuesday morning. According to TMZ, Tyquan Vonricco Washington, 18, died of multiple gunshot wounds after having a heated argument in a Greensboro, North Carolina residential complex. The 21-year-old gunman was later arrested and charged with first-degree murder.
The Grammy-award winner posted a heartfelt message to him after learning of his death. “Ty 😢 Auntie is So Sorry Baby 💔 RIP to my Oldest Nephew Please Pray for his Mother and my Brother @riccobarrino & his Stepdad.”
This is the second major blow to the Barrino family in as many months. Fantasia’s brother Xavier has been in the hospital for months recovering from a serious motorcycle accident.