American producer and movie creator Tyler Perry’s nephew, Gavin Porter was found dead at a prison facility near St. Helena Parish in Louisiana.
According to reports, the 26-year-old committed suicide in his cell at the Union Parish Detention Center at Farmerville, on Saturday night.
Union Parish Sheriff Dusty Gates revealed that Porter’s death came after he was involved in a fight with several inmates on Saturday.
Prison officials told his family that the deceased had hanged himself with a bedsheet while in solitary confinement.
When checked on by 6 pm, the prison officials found nothing of concern. He was however found dead after the guards came back by 8 pm.
TMZ reports state that the family of the deceased is not buying the story of suicide.
Gavin was serving a 20-year jail sentence after being found guilty of shooting and killing his biological father in 2016, in front of his mother. The incident reportedly occurred after they got into an argument.