Rihanna was hit by tragedy over the holidays. According to Time, the singer announced the day after Christmas that her cousin was shot and killed in her native Barbados. She took to Instagram to share her sadness over the death of 21-year-old Tavon Kaiseen Alleyne.
“RIP cousin… can’t believe it was just last night that I held you in my arms!” she shared on Instagram. “Never thought that would be the last time I felt the warmth in your body!!! Love you always man!”
In her post, Rihanna also called for an end to gun violence with the hashtag “#endgunviolence.”
Alleyne was allegedly shot when he was walking near his home in St Michael. At around 7:00 PM, he was apparently approached by a man who shot him multiple times, according to Billboard. The shooter fled the scene. Alleyne was taken to the hospital where he died, reported CBS News.
RIP cousin… can’t believe
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A pregnant teen from Barberton, Ohio has gone missing, and now United States Marshals are looking to the public for help locating her and her fugitive cousin, whom police believe she is with. A reward is being offered for information leading to the discovery of Louis Jakab, 33, and Annalys Clay, 14. Clay’s mother, Helena Clay, thinks that Jakab may be the father of Clay’s unborn baby, according to Fox8 Cleveland.
According to a press release, Helena reported the teen missing on December 4.
Jakab is currently wanted on numerous charges including robbery, theft and fraud. He has previously been convicted on manslaughter charges, according to Cleveland.com.
The pair were reportedly last seen in a 2017 black Audi A3 with Ohio license plate HED-3844. Those plates were reported stolen in Cleveland. Police think they are no longer in Ohio.
“She is in danger,” detective Bill Bolden of the U.S. Marshals
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A little after midnight on Sunday, a gunman entered a living room in Brookhaven, Mississippi where young people were playing video games. Caleb Edwards, 15, said the gunman demanded to know where his cousin’s parents where, according to CBS News. Jordan Blackwell (pictured), 18, told the man that his parents were gone to another town. Blackwell and Edwards were cousins.
Upon hearing that, the man “just started shooting,” Edwards said.
Blackwell used his own body to shield his cousin Caleb from the gunfire. Blackwell died in the shooting. He is being described as a talented linebacker, and a senior gearing up for college. Edward’s 11-year-old brother Austin Edwards was also killed.
“I played dead,” Caleb Edwards told CBS affiliate WJTV. “Couldn’t do nothing else I tried my best not to say nothing. I tried not to get up or fight back. I wanted to because that’s my little brother over there getting shot.
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