His niece, Javona Glover, died as a result of her injuries, despite being administered medical care. The mother of a 2-year-old daughter was only 23 years old at the time of the violent action that took her life.
The multi-talented recording artist took to Twitter in a call to action, asking fans who may have information regarding the “coward a** n***a” who killed his niece.
According to the report at the time of press, a suspect has yet to be identified. The police are currently interviewing witnesses and processing evidence and also have released a hotline for tips for people to call anonymously regarding the horrific crime.
While the musician and his family process this devastating news, T-Pain posted a reminder directed at media outlets.
“To all the media/news outlets and bloggers in Tallahassee: pls leave my family the f**k alone,” he wrote. “We're not here for your story. Let us be pls.”
Our thoughts, prayers and condolences go out to T-Pain and his family during this difficult time.
https://t.co/z5cykNUmOn if anybody in 850 got any info on this then step up pls.— T-Pain (@TPAIN) August 30, 2016
(Photos from left: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for The Sandals Foundation, Javona Glover via Facebook)