Pharrell Williams has confirmed that his cousin was killed by police during shootings at Virginia Beach Virginia over the weekend.
Two people, including 25-year-old Donovon Lynch, were killed and at least eight others were injured during three separate chaotic shootings along Virginia Beach.
Taking to social media Pharrell wrote, “The loss of these lives is a tragedy beyond measure. My cousin Donovon was killed during the shootings”.
The officer who killed Mr Lynch was wearing a body camera, the police chief said, but added that “for unknown reasons” it was not activated. The officer has been placed on administrative leave.