The New York Police Department has confirmed tweets from Young Money rapper Nicki Minaj revealing the tragic murder of her cousin over the holiday weekend.
According to reports, Minaj’s cousin, Nicholas Telemaque, sufferd multiple gun wounds.
The NYPD tells E! that Telemaque was found with multiple gunshot wounds yesterday at 2:40 a.m. after officers responded to a 911 call of shots fired. “He was the victim of multiple gunshot wounds in his upper torso,” an NYPD spokesman said. EMS arrived on the scene shortly after and transferred him to Kings County Hospital where he was pronounced DOA. (E! News)
The shooting took place in Brooklyn early Monday (July 4) morning.
On Monday, July 4, at approximately 2:40 a.m. ET, police responded to a call in East Flatbush, Brooklyn, where they found Telemaque, 27, with multiple gunshot wounds to the upper torso region. He was taken to Kings County Hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival. (MTV)
While the NYPD are currently investigating the crime, no arrests have yet been made.
Telemaque, who has prior arrests for possession of marijuana and driving on a suspended license, died soon after he was taken to Kings County Hospital. Police said no arrests have been made. (New York Daily News)
Minaj broke the news of her family’s loss on Independence Day.
“Lived in Brooklyn his whole life. My precious cousin. My baby. Killed last nite. http://lockerz.com/s/117041230,” she tweeted.
“*My cousin Nicholas. Also goes by Juse, or @brolicalcoholic* Murdered. Last nite. Near his home. Brooklyn,NYhttp://lockerz.com/s/117042525″ (Nicki Minaj’s Twitter)
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