Authorities have arrested a second suspect in last month’s shooting of rapper XXXTentacion.
Michael Boatwright, 22, was served with an arrest warrant for first-degree murder on July 10th in connection with the killing of XXXTentacion.
This latest update comes weeks after Jahseh Onfroy, aka XXXTentacion, was shot and killed after leaving a motorsports dealership in Deerfield Beach, Florida. The Broward County Sheriffs department alleges that Boatwright and another accomplice were involved in the shooting, and that Boatwright or his accomplice fired the gun that struck and ultimately killed Onfroy.
Boatwright was initially arrested on July 5th under multiple charges: possession of 20g or less of cannabis/3g or less of synthetic cannabis; possession with the intent to sell, manufacture, or deliver cocaine; possession of PVP; probation violations; and battery.
Dedrick Williams, 22, was the man first arrested in the case on June 20th, 2018. He was charged with first degree murder without premeditation, grand theft of a motor vehicle, and operating without a valid drivers license.
Authorities are still looking for the second gunman, and for 22-year-old Robert Allen, who they believe may have information about the murder.
Onfroy left a great mark on the music community, especially with his young funs. He produced a unique style of rap some might consider a mix between hip hop, emo rap, trap, and rock. His works were heavily experimental, and lyrics were extremely raw, talking about subjects such as violence, drugs, and mental issues.
Onfroy had an Instagram following of over 14 million, revealing his notoriety. After his death, Onfroy’s mother revealed this Onfroy’s girlfriend is pregnant with Onfroy’s child. In his will, Onfroy left his estate to his mother and brother.
The Broward County Sheriffs office investigating the case asks anybody with information to call the homicide detectives directly at (954) 321-4210. If you would like to remain anonymous, call 954-493-TIPS (8477).
All suspects remain innocent until proven guilty.