Rihanna’s cousin,Tavon Kaiseen Alleyne, was senselessly shot and killed last week in Barbados while walking home during the country’s Boxing Day celebration the day after Christmas. Rihanna had just spent the day with him the day before on Christmas, and later shared a touching video tribute in his honor. While police had been busy looking for a suspect, it appears they have now found their man.
According to the local news outlet Barbados Today, 23-year-old Shawayne DaShawn Williams of St. Michael, Barbados was arrested and charged with the killing of Alleyne. At the time, Williams was not required to enter a plea, even though witnesses say he was showing no emotions as the charges were read to him. A number of curious onlookers gathered outside the courthouse, including two of the victim’s sisters.
Williams will be held in prison until his next court appearance on January 31, 2018. As of now, there’s still no details or possible motives to the senseless act, but time will hopefully unfold that.
As for what happened on that fateful day, it’s believed that Rihanna’s cousin, Alleyne, was walking through a track near his home at Lakes Close, Eden Lodge, St Michael, when he was approached by a man (Williams) who shot him multiple times, then fled the scene. Alleyne was rushed by a private vehicle to the state-run Queen Elizabeth Hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries and passed away. He was only 21 years young.