Police are investigating the shooting death of singer, Rihanna‘s cousin, Tavon Kaiseen Alleyne, of Eden Lodge, Barbados. He was 21.

Rihanna posted the sad news on Instagram along with a picture of Alleyne, lementing the young man had visited her just hours before his murder:


“RIP cousin. … can’t believe it was just last night that I held you in my arms! never thought that would be the last time I felt the warmth in your body!!! Love you always man!” Rihanna captioned her post on Instagram.

Preliminary investigations revealed that at around 7 p.m., Alleyne was walking through a track in the area of his house when he was approached by a man who shot him multiple times before fleeing the scene. Alleyne was rushed to the hospital where he was later pronounced dead. source

The investigation is said to be ongoing. Anyone with information on the incident to contact District ‘A’ Police Station at telephone 430-7242 or 430-7295, Police Emergency number 211 or toll free to Crime Stoppers 1-800 -TIPS (8477).

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the family and friends at this difficult time.