A suspect in the shooting death of rapper XXXTentacion has been charged with first-degree murder, authorities said Wednesday.
July 11 (UPI) — A suspect in the shooting death of rapper XXXTentacion has been charged with first-degree murder, authorities said Wednesday.
Michael Boatwright, 22, was arrested last week on unrelated drug charges. He was served with a warrant for murder Tuesday while in custody.
Boatwright is accused of shooting the rap star, whose real name is Jahseh Onfroy, on June 18 as he left a Deerfield Beach, Fla., motorcycle shop.
Court documents indicate the 20-year-old rapper was accosted by two masked men. At least one fired and they then fled in a vehicle.
The Broward County Sheriff’s Office previously arrested Dedrick Williams, 22, and charged him with first-degree murder, but did not identify his connection to the case.
Williams was also charged with a probation violation and driving without a valid license.
Detectives are still seeking Robert Allen, 22, as a person of interest in the case. Allen is also wanted on drug possession and concealed firearm warrants.
Investigators do not yet have a clear motive for the shooting.

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