Published: Thu, July 12, 2018
People | By Neil Grant

Gunman in XXXTentacion murder arrested, Sheriff’s Office says

Gunman in XXXTentacion murder arrested, Sheriff’s Office says

A suspect in the shooting death of rapper XXXTentacion has been charged with first-degree murder, authorities said Wednesday. Detectives say Boatwright and another armed suspect approached the rapper that afternoon in an apparent robbery, and that they are still seeking the second gunman.

Investigators said Boatwright had been arrested July 5 on unrelated drug charges and was being held at Broward County Jail.

The newspaper reports that police suspect Boatwright is one of the gunmen who actually pulled the trigger and shot XXXTentacion. Michael Boatright, 22, is facing first-degree murder charges for his alleged role in the shooting.

Though Allen is named only as a person of interest, he is also the subject of a felony warrant charging him with flakka possession, carrying a concealed firearm and a probation violation, police said. "Onfroy was transported to Broward Health North where he was pronounced dead", the news release continues.

Another suspect, Dedrick Devonshay Williams, 22, was arrested on June 20 - just over than 48 hours after the murder - following a traffic stop in Pompano Beach. He was already on probation until April 2019 on battery and drug charges. After reportedly blocking the vehicle, two more men who were inside the SUV robbed the rapper, whose given name is Jahseh Dwaye Onfroy, at gunpoint. Broward County Crime Stoppers accepts anonymous information at 954-493-8477 or online at browardcrimestoppers.org. Tips that lead to an arrest are eligible for a reward of up to $3,000. Before his death, he signed a $10 million deal for his third album's release, reported the New York Times, citing three people briefed on the deal.

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