Suspect Arrested And Charged For Killing Rihanna's Cousin Tavon Kaiseen Alleyne

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After Alleyne died, his cousin, Rihanna, took to Instagram to mourn his passing and to call for an end to gun violence.

A St Michael man has been remanded to Her Majesty's Prison Dodds in connection with the shooting death on Boxing Day of the cousin of Barbadian superstar Rihanna.

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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.

Shawayne Dashawn Williams appeared in court before Magistrate Douglas Frederick today on the murder charge and was not required to plead to the indictable offence. The date of his trial has yet to be made public.

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A man has been arrested and charged for fatally shooting Rihanna's cousin Tavon Kaiseen Alleyne last week in Barbados, according to reports. It was the last time I am feeling the warmth of your body, never thought! 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".

Shawayne Dashawn Williams, 23, appeared in the District "A" Magistrates' Court Wednesday in Bridgetown, Barbados. Almost 80 percent of murders a year ago were gun-related, according to Barbados Today. Tavon was rushed to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital in Barbados where he was pronounced dead. Tanella Alleyne, broke down at the Hospital when she saw her brother. "Love you man". She used the hashtag "#endgunviolence".

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He had spent Christmas with his family, including cousin Rihanna, just hours earlier.

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