Police have identified 22-year-old Robert Allen as a second person of interest in the murder of 20-year-old rapper XXXTentacion.
The Broward County Sheriff’s Office is looking to speak with Allen after surveillance footage showed Allen standing outside RIVA Motorsports the day of the shooting.
XXXTentacion — born Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy — was shot and killed in Deerfield Beach, Florida, on Monday, June 18. He was shot in the neck and pronounced dead at the hospital.
Police previously arrested 22-year-old Dedrick D. Williams, a tattoo artist from Fort Lauderdale, in connection to the shooting on Wednesday, June 20. He was charged with depraved murder without premeditation, violation of probation and driving without a license for his involvement in the shooting. Williams had a history of auto theft.
Authorities believe that Williams, 22, was at the wheel of a black Dodge Journey SUV that blocked the Onfroy’s BMW outside the motorcycle dealership while two masked robbed the controversial rapper.
via Miami Herald:
The warrant for Dedrick Williams, arrested June 20 and charged with depraved murder without premeditation, said Riva’s parking lot surveillance video showed a shooting after a two-man robbery that began with an SUV blocking XXXTentacion’s BMW as it left Riva’s parking lot.
The warrant also says surveillance video shows Williams in the store, the parking lot and the robbers’ SUV wearing orange sandals and accompanied by a “heavy set black male in a dark-colored t-shirt.”
Allen, 22, stands 5-foot-8 and weighs at least 310 pounds, according to his Department of Corrections profile. He’s on probation until Sept. 15, 2021, after his conviction on 21 counts of fraudulent use of identification.
Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy, born January 23, 1998, was an American rapper, singer, and songwriter, who was born and raised in Plantation, Florida.
XXXTentacion released his debut album, “17”, on August 25, 2017. His second album, “?”, was released on March 16, 2018, and debuted at #1. He was perhaps best known for his single “Look At Me”, which was released in 2017.
Prior to his death, Onfroy was awaiting trial for domestic violence against his pregnant girlfriend and faced more than a dozen felony charges.
A public memorial was held for Onfroy on Wednesday, June 27.