“American Idol” alum Fantasia Barrino, 33, is grieving after her teenage nephew was killed in North Carolina on Tuesday.
The singer’s nephew, Tyquan Von Ricco Washington, was found with multiple gunshot wounds in front of a Greensboro residence. Paramedics attempted to revive the 18-year-old, but, unfortunately, he was pronounced dead at the hospital.
Greensboro Police Department officials said the shooting happened after a dispute between Washington and the suspect, David Lee White Jr., 21.
A heartbroken Barrino took to Instagram to share a tribute to Washington.
“Ty Auntie is So Sorry Baby RIP to my Oldest Nephew. Please Pray for his Mother and my Brother @riccobarrino & his Stepdad,” she wrote.
Barrino was crowned the winner of the third season of “American Idol” in 2004, beating out Diana DeGarmo and future Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson.
WGHP reported that White was arrested in the hours after the shooting and is being held in Guilford County Jail without bond. He faces a first-degree murder charge.
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