Pharrell wants his cousin’s fatal shooting by Virginia Beach police investigated

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Pharrell Williams has called for a federal investigation into the death of his cousin by Virginia Beach police last month.

“Too many unanswered city and state questions. Respectfully, I call for a federal investigation, ”the Grammy-winning singer wrote in a Monday Instagram post of the fatal March 27 shooting of his parent of 25, Donovan Lynch.

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Pharrell Williams says there are “too many unanswered city and state questions” about the Virginia Beach shooting that killed his cousin.
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Lynch was gunned down by police about a block from another shootout in Virginia Beach that left eight people injured.

The Virginia Beach Police Department said Lynch was armed with a handgun when a police officer shot him.

Donovon Lynch was an offensive lineman for the University of Virginia's College in Wise during the 2017 and 2018 seasons.
Donovon Lynch was an offensive lineman for the University of Virginia’s College in Wise during the 2017 and 2018 seasons.
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The body camera of the officer who fired the fatal shot was not turned on during the shooting, causing public outrage.

Investigations into the shooting by the Commonwealth Attorney’s Office and Virginia State Police are ongoing.

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A person places a candle near a memorial for Donovon Lynch in Virginia Beach, Va. On March 30, 2021.
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Lynch, a Virginia Beach resident, had been an offensive lineman for the College of the University of Virginia at Wise during the 2017 and 2018 seasons and a graduate of the school in 2019.

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