Second suspect arrested in murder of rapper XXXTentacion, sheriff's office says

Elias Hubbard
July 12, 2018

Florida police have made another arrest in the murder of XXXTentacion.

The Broward Sheriff's Office says in a news release Wednesday that 22-year-old Michael Boatright is facing first-degree murder charges in the killing.

Boatwright was first arrested last Thursday on an unrelated drug charge, and was charged with murder Tuesday. They have not said how he is connected to Onfroy's murder. The other gunman remains at large. Both fled in a dark-colored SUV, deputies said.

Onfroy was taken to Broward Health North, where he was pronounced dead.

The arrest comes two weeks after Dedrick D. Williams was captured and reserved for the first-degree kill.

The investigation is ongoing and detectives said were still seeking a man named Robert Allen, a 22-year-old described as a person of interest in the case.

XXXTentacion, born Jahseh Onfroy, was killed June 18 as he was leaving an upscale motor-sports shop in Deerfield Beach, Florida.

Detectives said they want to speak with Allen to find out what he knows about the killing.

Williams was also charged with a probation violation and driving without a valid license. He had been recently released from house arrest while he awaited trial on battery and harassment charges - all of which he denied.

Onfroy's death came soon after his album '?' entered the charts at number one. New reports claim a second suspect connected to the June slaying is now in police custody. The Broward County Sheriff's Office claims that Boatwright was one of two men who approached XXXTentacion while he was in his auto in an attempt to rob him. Many fans were quick to identify the person in the vehicle as XXX, but police didn't confirm that the victim was the rapper until a few hours later.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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