The Broward Sheriff’s Office has arrested Michael Boatwright, one of the men who they believe pulled the trigger and murdered XXXTentacion. Boatwright, 22, now faces charges for first-degree murder.
In June, 22-year-old Dedrick D. Williams was also arrested in connection with XXXTentacion’s murder. He also faces a charge of first-degree murder. 22-year-old Robert Allen was also previously identified as a person of interest.
XXXTentacion — born Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy on January 23, 1998 — was an American rapper, singer, and songwriter who was shot and killed in Deerfield Beach, Florida, on Monday, June 18.
via Fox News:
Florida authorities say a suspect has been arrested in the shooting death of rapper XXXTentacion.
The Broward Sheriff’s Office said in a news release sent Wednesday morning that 22-year-old Michael Boatwright of Ft. Lauderdale was arrested shortly before 4 p.m. Tuesday.
Officials said the musician, whose real name is Jahseh Onfroy, was ambushed by two suspects as he left an upscale motor sports dealership Monday afternoon in his electric BMW. His attorney, David Bogenschutz, said investigators told him the 20-year-old rapper, who pronounced his stage name “Ex Ex Ex ten-ta-see-YAWN,” had visited a bank shortly before the shooting and possibly withdrew cash to buy a motorcycle.
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.
Before his death, Onfroy was awaiting trial for domestic violence against his pregnant girlfriend and faced more than a dozen felony charges.