Greensboro police investigate a homicide in Smith Homes near the intersection of Hyde Drive and Luray Drive in Greensboro, NC on Feb. 13, 2018.
Greensboro police investigate a homicide near the intersection of Hyde Drive and Luray Drive in Greensboro on Tuesday. Police charged David Lee White Jr., 21, 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.”
GREENSBORO — A series of 911 calls released Wednesday detailed the frantic moments before and after police found an 18-year-old man shot to death in Greensboro on Tuesday morning.
Tyquan Vonricco Washington, who is the nephew of “American Idol” Season 3 winner Fantasia Barrino, died from multiple gunshot wounds outside the Smith Homes residential complex on Hyde Drive.
Ty 😢 Auntie is So Sorry Baby 💔 RIP to my Oldest Nephew Please Pray for his Mother and my Brother @riccobarrino & his Stepdad
“Send the police now! Someone was just shot up on Hyde Drive!” a caller shouted to dispatchers around 10:55 a.m.
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“Last week, it was the same thing at 8 in the morning,” the caller said.
Washington was transported to Moses Cone Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
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Through information witnesses provided and the police department’s Public Neighborhood Resource Center, investigators tied 21-year-old David Lee White Jr. to the shooting and arrested him on first-degree murder and robbery with a dangerous weapon charges.
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Police Capt. Nathaniel Davis said the two men knew one another and that they fought inside the apartment complex before the argument spilled outside. That’s when White allegedly shot Washington.
White left the area following the shooting, but was found by officers in Lexington where he was taken into custody.
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GREENSBORO — Police arrested a man in Lexington on Tuesday in connection with a fatal shooti…
Fantasia Barrino’s Nephew Was Shot And Killed In North Carolina
(CNN) — Singer Fantasia Barrino is mourning the death of her 18-year-old nephew.
Tyquan Vonricco Washington was shot and killed Tuesday in front of a home in Greensboro, North Carolina, police said.
According to authorities 21-year-old David Lee White, Jr. of Greensboro was arrested in connection with the shooting.
Police said White was charged with first degree murder and is being held without bond in the Guilford County Jail.
Barrino, the Season 3 “American Idol” winner, posted about Washington’s death on her official Instagram account.
“Ty Auntie is So Sorry Baby,” she wrote. “RIP to my Oldest Nephew Please Pray for his Mother and my Brother @riccobarrino & his Stepdad.”
Barrino is a native of High Point, North Carolina and her family was often featured on her 2010 VH1 reality series “Fantasia for Real,” which ran for two seasons.
Ricco Barrino also posted a tribute to his son on Instagram in the form of a letter written to Washington.
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“I wanted you to know that from the depths of my heart your daddy loves you and he always has,” Barrino wrote.
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