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American Idol Winner Fantasia Barrino’s 18-Year-Old Nephew Shot And Killed

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Prayers going out to R&B singer Fantasia Barrino and her family.

Her teen nephew was shot and killed Tuesday morning during a fight that turned fatal.

Tyquan Von Ricco Washington, 18, was gunned down outside an apartment building located at 702 Hyde Drive in Greensboro, North Carolina, local police confirmed.

Sources say an argument that took place between Tyquan and suspect David Lee White, Jr., 21, who has been charged with first-degree murder.

Tyquan was transported to the hospital after first responders rushed to the scene.

But he was sadly pronounced dead from multiple gunshot wounds at Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital.

The shooting suspect is currently being held at Guilford County Jail located in High Point.

Washington is the oldest nephew to 2004 American Idol winner Fantasia Barrino.

The ‘I Believe’ singer took to her Instagram page Tuesday night to pay tribute to her late nephew.

‘Ty… Auntie is so sorry baby,’ Barrino wrote next to crying face and broken heart emojis.

‘RIP to my Oldest Nephew. Please pray for his mother and my brother & his stepdad.’

Barrino shared a touching throwback family photo of Tyquan to her 3.1 million followers.

Meanwhile, Barrino’s brother and father shared a moving messages on social media.

His father Ricco wrote a long message which he called ‘a love letter to my son.’

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