EAST FLATBUSH, NY (PIX11)—Police are looking for a suspect in the shooting death of a Brooklyn man identified Tuesday as the cousin of rap star Nicki Minaj.
According to authorities, police responded to a 911 call of shots fired at East 52nd Street and Farragut Road in the East Flatbush section of Brooklyn at around 2:40 am Monday.
The victim, identified by police as Nicholas Telemaque, was transported to Kings County Hospital where he was later pronounced dead.
It was later reported that Telemaque was a first cousin of the platinum-selling rapper Minaj.
Minaj, a Queens native, took to Twitter late Monday to mourn the death of her cousin.
"*My cousin Nicholas. Also goes by Juse, or @brolicalcoholic* Murdered. Last nite. Near his home. Brooklyn,NY"
The rap star also tweeted a number of photos of Telemaque throughout the day.
Police are still trying to determine what prompted the fatal shooting. No arrests have been made.