Tyler Perry helped a family out financially after the four daughters risked losing their home when their mom was shot dead outside a bank Saturday.
The actor, 49, learned how Tynesha Evans, 45, had been killed by her boyfriend Othniel Inniss, 58, after the pair, who had reportedly been having money struggles, met at a bank in Alpharetta, Georgia.
CNN confirmed Inniss has since been charged with murder and aggravated assault with a firearm.
As Evans’ daughters then feared eviction because they were unable to come up with the $3,200 in rent owed, Perry stepped in.
Evans’ daughter Audrey Turner told WSB-TV: “It was a call I wasn’t even going to answer. I said, ‘Well, let me answer it to see who it is.’ I answered and the person on the other end said, ‘This is Tyler.’ I said, ‘Who?’ He said, ‘This is Tyler.’ I said, ‘Tyler who?’ and he said, ‘Tyler Perry.’ At that point, I just broke down crying.”
The star also covered tuition for Sharadiant Turner, who is a freshman at Spelman College in Atlanta, and offered to pay funeral costs.
Sharadiant Turner explained, “I’m going to do what she [my mom] wanted me to do. She started me on math and now I’m going to get to graduate with a mathematics degree from Spelman College without debt. It means everything.”
“This is amazing. We can’t thank him enough,” she added.