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T-Boz mourns the death of mentally ill cousin gunned down by police

By Jessica Bennett,

TLC’s Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins and family are in mourning after police shot her cousin Eddie Russell Jr. “17-20 times,” killing him, according to the singer.

The distraught songstress dropped the disturbing news Friday afternoon via Twitter.

“My Is Broken! U Think The Tragedies That Happen Across The World Wouldn’t Happen2 U At Least U Hope They Won’t! But To Us It Did,” she wrote on the social media site.

Screen Shot 2017 09 25 at 3.38.41 PMThe 47-year-old explained, “The cops shot my cousin 17-20 times KNOWING he was mentally ill. Their Stories R diff EVERYTIME Making him out 2 be something he’s NOT.”

“Pray for My Family and please ask for TRUE FACTS AND JUSTICE,” she asked of her followers. “This Country is Tainted PERIOD.”

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