Tallahassee police have identified 25-year-old Tavon Q. Jackson as the man accused of fatally stabbing Javona Glover, 23, the niece of Grammy award-winning rapper and singer, T-Pain. Jackson fled the scene shortly after the stabbing and authorities issued a warrant for his arrest, according to WCTV.
Glover, who leaves behind a 2-year-old daughter, was stabbed Tuesday morning outside a Tallahassee Walgreens where she worked as a pharmacy attendant, The New York Daily News reports.
Police released surveillance footage with Jackson’s image moments after the fatal incident, but at this time, they have not apprehended the suspect. Authorities are asking that people call CrimeStoppers if they have any information pertaining to the case.
T-Pain used social media on Tuesday to request the public’s help in finding his niece’s killer.
He later asked that media outlets respect his family’s privacy, tweeting: “To all the media/new outlets and bloggers in Tallahassee: pls leave my family the f*** alone. We’re not here for your story. Let us be pls.”
T-Pain also publicly mourned the loss of his niece by posting Glover’s image to his timeline on Instagram and Twitter. Fans and supporters of the singer continue to tweet their condolences.
Walgreens also released a statement expressing regret over the young woman’s death:
“We extend our deepest condolences to the family and loved ones of our team member. The store is temporarily closed while police conduct their investigation and we refer you to police for any additional information.”