Jonathan Tuck — the 25-year-old younger brother of Khaled’s fiancée, Nicole Tuck — was reportedly trying to purchase marijuana when he was shot in the face at around 9:15 p.m. local time. Tuck’s family refutes this report, with sources telling TMZ that he was simply in the wrong place at the wrong time.
The police believe Tuck had an argument with his attacker before the shooting. TMZ’s sources claim there was an attempted robbery and Tuck was shot while trying to defend himself. A 34-year-old man has been taken into custody, though no one has yet to be officially charged.
Tuck, who had a two-year-old daughter, died at St. Barnabas Hospital. Nicole Tuck and her mother reportedly rushed to the Bronx after learning of the shooting.
Brandon Davis, Tuck’s close friend and godfather to his daughter, said his family deserves to know what happened before his death.
“He’s a good guy,” Davis told the New York Daily News. “He was in the wrong place at the wrong time. There was no reason for him to be there … I just want to know what this was about. His mother deserves that. His father, his sister, his daughter deserves that. I hope they find the answer.”
Khaled, who was in Minneapolis for Super Bowl LII on Sunday, and his wife issued the following statement to TMZ:
“Our family appreciates the condolences from loved ones and friends … we are requesting privacy during this difficult time.”
This story has been updated.
Source: Hip Hop DX