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Who was Tasheka Young? Radio Host Personality Gets Killed in Florida

The radio host personality Tasheka Young is no longer with us. Not long ago, she was murdered in Florida. She passed away at the age of 34. At the time of her death, she was pregnant. She was also a mom of two.

Later on down the lane, the radio host went on to become a teacher. Continue reading further to learn more insights about the death of Tasheka Young.

A Florida man has been charged in connection to Tasheka’s murder

Yes, you read that right. Recently, a man named Bursey Armstrong was taken into custody by the police authorities as they found a common link between him and the murder of Tasheka Young. People News has reported that the cause of Tasheka’s death was a fatal gunshot wound.

Law enforcement personnel from the side of the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office replied to the Mission Pointe apartments on Biscayne Boulevard on July 23, 2022, and discovered the victim dead. Tasheka was killed on Saturday in her home at Mission Pointe Apartments on Biscayne Boulevard.

Young’s dead body was found by her mother and her children were also inside the apartment. The sheriff issued a statement on the micro-blogging site Twitter that read, “Evidence suggested foul play.” As per the arrest report of cops, Armstrong made use of a handgun to kill Tasheka.

According to the reports of First Coast News, Armstrong is the father of Tasheka’s two kids. At this point in time, he is being held by the cops without any bond. It has been reported by the media outlet that an arrangement has been made for August 16, 2022. Till now, it is not known whether he has hired an attorney to present his case in front of the court or not.

Here’s everything you need to know about Tasheka Young

For those of you who are unaware, let us tell you Tasheka Young was the former radio personality who caught the attention of the fans after she became a host on the radio station Power 106.1 in Jacksonville, Florida.

Tasheka was a beloved radio personality at Jacksonville’s Power 106.1 Tru Hip Hop Station When we talk about her personal life, she was a proud mom of two, with her third baby on the way.

After becoming a mom, Young decided to switch her career. She bid adieu to the world of broadcasting and was keen on being a teacher. She did what her heart told her to and she left her radio job and started working as a teacher.

Tasheka Young might have been a victim of domestic violence

During an interview with Jacksonville News, Young’s friends Jordan and Phylisha Thompson stated that despite having a successful career, Tasheka allegedly suffered from violence at the hands of her boyfriend, Bursey Armstrong. Her friends told the media outlet that they tried their best to convince her to leave Armstrong for years.

Jordan said, “It has been an ongoing situation since they’ve been together. You could see the signs, the messages she sent me all the time … when you’re deep in love and you are blinded by love, you can’t see those things, so you kind of push them away underneath the covers.”


What did Tasheka’s friends and colleagues have to say about her?

Young’s close pal Sequoyah Glenn told News4Jax that she and Tasheka met each other for the first time when she was a personality at Power 106.1 radio in Jacksonville, which specializes in hip hop. She went on to say that Tasheka was like a big sister to her.

Glenn told the media outlet, “Tasheka, she truly changed my life. She has a way of drawing those things out of you, you may not know is in you. She was a cheerleader for me. Me learning the ins and outs of radio. She loved her coworkers. She loved life. She loved Duval. I’m just glad I had her for as long as I did.”

Young’s friend Keturah Jordan told First Coast News, “She was very outspoken, ambitious, educated. She loves unconditionally with any relationship she has ever been in. She just gives so much love. She has so much love to give to the community, to people. She was a great mom. She loved them. There’s nothing in this world that she wouldn’t do for them.”

POWER 106.1 also mourned the loss of Tasheka Young and paid a heartfelt tribute to her on the social media platform Twitter. The tweet read, “Our hearts are broken this morning 💔 Tasheka Young, “Tysheeks”, was a spirited, ambitious, and loved part of the Power 106.1 family for many years. She loved her job, her community, and most of all her family.
Her voice will never be forgotten and we pray for her and her family 🙏❤️”

Netizens paid tribute to Tasheka Young

One user wrote, “Rest in perfect peace dear Tasheka Young aka Ty’Sheeks from power 106.1.” Another user tweeted, “HEARTBREAKING: Social media responding to the death of Tasheka Young, best known as Former DJ @POWER1061, who was found dead at the Mission Pointe Apartments on Saturday.”

Followed by a user who penned, “Omg. Tasheka Young identified as shooting victim.” Another one added, “An incredibly tragic story tonight- Friends of Tasheka Young, a popular local radio personality who was murdered Saturday, say the man now charged with killing her is her children’s father. They also say she was pregnant with his child and that he has a history of abuse.”

One user tweeted, “Jacksonville Former Radio Host Tasheka Young was found dead in the apartment. Her children’s Father arrested & charged with Murder.”

We send our deepest condolences to the close friends and family of Tasheka Young during this difficult time. Don’t forget to stay tuned with us for the latest updates from the world of showbiz.

Meenal Mehta
Hi, I am Meenal. I'm a travel enthusiast, a movie buff and a cricket fan all wrapped in one. I love to capture moments through my words. Writing is my happy space, it has been a great way of putting all my thoughts out and feel liberated.


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