2nd Suspect Arrested In Connection With Murder Of Rapper XXXTentacion, Third Still Sought

Deputies have arrested and charged Michael Boatwright, 22, with the murder of rapper XXXTentacion. They are actively seeking a third suspect.

By Jon Silman
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A second man has been arrested in connection with the robbery and murder of rapper XXXTentacion, authorities said.

Michael Boatwright, 22, was actually already in the Broward County Jail when detectives got a warrant for his arrest on first-degree murder charges, according to the Miami Herald.

He was initially arrested on Thursday and charged with cocaine possession with intent to sell and marijuana possession. He was already on probation until April 2019 on battery and drug charges.

XXXTentacion, born Jahseh Onfroy, was shopping for motorcycles in Deerfield Beach, Florida, just before 4 p.m. on June 18 when two gunmen approached him in an alleged robbery attempt. At least one of the men opened fire before fleeing the scene. The other suspect is Dedrick Devonshay Williams. He was arrested on June 20.

 

 

Detectives are actively searching for a third suspect, the Herald reported. They want to question a man named Robert Allen (pictured below). Right now, however, he's only a person of interest. The Broward County Sheriff's Office released a still from a surveillance video from Deerfield Beach's Riva Motorsports & Marine of a heavyset man in a black shirt seen the same day as the murder. The arrest warrant for Williams explains the two shooters got back into a dark-colored SUV, so they're looking for the driver.

[Photos: Broward County Sheriff's Office] 

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