EGYPXN Virginia Rapper Shoots Family, Releases Music Video Before Being Gunned Down By Police - WhatsOnRap

EGYPXN Virginia Rapper Shoots Family, Releases Music Video Before Being Gunned Down By Police

EGYPXN, a Virginia rapper, allegedly shot his family before releasing a music video. The artist, née Tiye Adam Washington II, went into his mother's home on Tuesday, according to ABC 8 News. (March 28). He then opened fire on his mother, Tyesha Hall, his 21-year-old sister, and his 12-year-old brother inside the house. 

Washington then fled the scene, prompting police to initiate a citywide hunt for the 26-year-old. Meanwhile, the artist's family members were taken to VCU Medical Critical Care for treatment of their potentially fatal injuries. They are still recovering.

As the domestic violence escalated, the rapper's "Be Free" music video was published. According to The Source, his pictures were pre-scheduled on YouTube

Washington sent a message to Instagram the day prior his death as his "last request."

“My last request from humanity is that you seriously evaluate the care you have for each other. If this species is to ever evolve you must stop eating animals, stop warring with each other and take care of mother earth,” he typed. “Overthrow this sadistic government and rebuild. On a fresh foundation. It’s time for me to rest now..”

Officers caught the artist in Rutherford County, North Carolina, on Thursday (March 30), and shot and killed him following an altercation. 

Tamara Harris and Roneece Walker-Jewett, family friends, discussed the incident, perplexed as to what might have sparked such violence. 

“To my knowledge, there were no issues that would have led to such a tragic event,” Harris said.

“I didn’t believe them, and I called [Hall’s] ex-husband, and he actually got on the scene,” Walker-Jewett said. “I can hear the paramedics in the background saying (…) ‘female, two shots to the chest.'” The shooting is still being investigated, according to law authorities.