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Fourth Suspect Arrested In XXXTentacion's Murder
Trayvon Newsome turned himself into police on Tuesday. He was indicted, along with three other men, for the murder of rapper XXXTentacion in June.
The fourth, and final, suspect in the June shooting death of rapper XXXTentacion surrendered to police this week, Broward County, Florida police said Tuesday evening.
Trayvon Newsome, 20, was arrested on charges of first-degree murder and robbery with a deadly weapon, the Sun-Sentinel in Fort Lauderdale, Florida reported.
XXXTentacion, who was born Jahseh Onfroy, was shot on June 18 as he left a motorcycle dealership in Deerfield Beach, Florida. He died later that day. Suspects Robert Allen, Dedrick Devonshay Williams, and Michael Boatwright were previously arrested in connection with the musician’s killing. His killers are believed to have stolen the BMW that Onfroy was driving on the day of his murder.
All four suspects were indicted and charged with first-degree murder with a firearm and armed robbery back in July despite the fact that they not all in custody yet.
Police believe that Boatwright and Newsome confronted the rapper when he was shot and that Boatwright was the one who pulled the trigger, according to CNN. Police also believe that Onfroy was robbed of $50,000 that he had inside a small Louis Vuitton bag in his BMW on the day of his murder.
It appears that the rapper may have predicted his untimely death. The posthumous release of his “SAD!” music video depicted the rapper’s funeral. An Instagram Live video also began circulating online after the murder, which shows Onfroy discussing the legacy he’d like to leave behind if he dies.
“Worse thing comes to worst, I f---ing die a tragic death or some s--t and I'm not able to see out my dreams, I at least want to know that the kids perceived my message and were able to make something of themselves and able to take my message and use it and turn it into something positive and to at least have a good life,” he said in the clip.
XXXTentacion released two major label albums: “17,” which debuted at number two on the Billboard charts last August, and “?,” which debuted at number one in March. Although he reached success with music, his personal life was often scarred by violence and legal troubles.
He was charged with home invasion robbery with a firearm and aggravated battery with a firearm in November 2015 and pleaded no contest.
He was accused of beating his pregnant girlfriend and holding her hostage until her face could heal from the bruises, according to Pitchfork. He was arrested in October 2016 on charges of aggravated battery of a pregnant woman, domestic battery by strangulation, false imprisonment, and witness tampering. He pleaded not guilty to the charges and was awaiting trial.
[Photos: Getty Images, Broward Sheriff's Office]