Rihanna's Cousin Killer Arrested And Charged With Murder

Image Text HEARTBREAKING Superstar Rihanna and her late cousin Tavon

Barbados Today reports that 23-year-old Shawayne DaShawn Williams of St. Michael, Barbados, was charged during his first court appearance on January 3.

The alleged killer, identified as Shawayne DaShawn Williams, 23, was arrested and charged with murder, local site Barbados Today reported. It was in February that Rihanna's cousin had posted a warm message under a photo of Rihanna and himself captioning it as "celebrating the singer's 29th birthday". Rih also called for an end to gun violence around the world.

A man was reportedly arrested and charged with shooting and killing Rihanna's cousin.

The pop star paid tribute to her 21-year-old cousin on Instagram, writing, "RIP cousin. can't believe it was just last night that I held you in my arms!" They were 23 gun-related murders past year.

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. Almost 80 percent of murders previous year were gun-related, according to Barbados Today.

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Alleyne was rushed to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in a private vehicle, but sadly succumbed to his injuries.

Rihanna is pictured with her uncle Leroy Brathwaite in November.

Tanella was one half of a twin, but her sister died when they were 14-years-old, and since then according to her, Tavon has been "My twin my everything".

A short while after the news broke, Rihanna, who spent Christmas in her native Barbados with her family, mourned the loss on Instagram.

Rihanna and her cousin Tavon Kaiseen Alleyne in happier times.