A Virginia rapper, who was killed by the police after he shot his mother and siblings, is said to have released a music video during the time he attacked his family. Tiye Washington II, who goes by the stage name EGYPXN, allegedly shot his mother, as well as his 21-year-old sister, and 12-year-old brother during what police described as a “domestic-related incident” at the family’s home on March 28, ABC 8 News reported.
The three victims survived the shooting and were taken to a hospital for treatment, while authorities launched a manhunt for Washington after he fled the crime scene, per Vibe. Though the rapper was ultimately tracked down two days later, he was killed by Rutherford County Sheriff’s deputies after he engaged in a standoff with them.
Washington is said to have released his “Be Free” music around the period he shot his family members. The music video was pre-scheduled on YouTube, The Source reported. He also shared an Instagram post a day after the shooting.
“This world is full of nothing but suffering and pain. The burden I’ve carried on my heart has finally reached its peak. I will not be held captive or a prisoner,” he shared. “I rather return to source. REMEMBER, please be careful and considerate of how you treat ppl. Ya never know what someone is going through or when their breaking point is. I’ve reached mine. This world is all a test.”
The deceased rapper also shared his “last request” in the caption for the post, writing: “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 added: “Overthrow this sadistic government and rebuild. On a fresh foundation. It’s time for me to rest now..#farwell”
Authorities said the shooting is still under investigation.