Second Suspect Has Been Arrested In Connection With Rapper XXXTentacion’s Death

Katie Jerkovich | Entertainment Reporter

A second suspect has been arrested in connection with the death of rapper XXXTentacion last month, where he was shot and killed in an attempted robbery in South Florida.

Authorities said that 22-year-old Michael Boatwright was initially taken into custody and arrested last week on unrelated drug charges, according to the Associated Press Wednesday. (RELATED: Rapper XXXTentacion Breaks Taylor Swift Single-Day Streaming Record Following Terrible Death)

XXXTentacion 1035 TheBeat Youtube screenshot

XXXTentacion 1035 TheBeat Youtube screenshot

He’s facing first-degree murder charges in the June death of the 20-year-old rapper — born Jahseh Onfroy — who was killed as he was leaving a motorcycle shop.

Another person, 22-year-old Dedrick Williams has already been charged with first degree murder, without premeditation, in the rapper’s death. He has yet to enter a plea, but his attorney said he will plead not guilty.

Authorities with the Broward Sheriff’s office said they are also looking for a “person of interest” in the case, 22-year-old Robert Allen, who they believe might have information about the killing. He is wanted on a felony warrant for violation of probation for possession of the drug flakka and carrying a concealed firearm.

Last month, thousands of fans packed the Florida Panther’s Stadium for a memorial service for the up and coming rapper.

Katie Jerkovich

Entertainment Reporter

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