The police arrested a second suspect in connection to the robbery-murder of Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy, better known as XXXTentacion.
Second Suspect Arrested For The Murder Of XXXTentacion
According to multiple sources, a 22-year-old named Michael Boatwright was taken into custody as one of the two suspects who shot the young rapper outside a motorcycle dealership in Florida. A warrant for his arrest was released on July 10.
However, Boatwright has been in custody since last week for an unrelated charge.
The arrest comes two weeks after a first suspect, Dedrick Devonshay Williams, has been arrested by the police in Florida last month. He was charged with first-degree murder without premeditation as well as grand theft of a vehicle and driving without a valid license. His lawyer said he intends to plead not guilty.
A third person of interest, a man named Robert Allen, is being sought by the authorities in case he knows something about the murder. A felony warrant for the 22-year-old is out for violating his probation, carrying a concealed weapon, and possession of the drug known as flakka.
The authorities still believe that robbery was the motive for the killing of the troubled young rapper, reported Associated Press.
On June 18, two armed men shot XXXTentacion, who was sat in the front seat of his car. He was immediately taken to the hospital, but he was pronounced dead on arrival. The suspects immediately fled the scene of the crime in a dark-tinted SUV.
Eyewitnesses claim that the men also took a designer bag containing cash from the rapper's vehicle.
A public memorial opened to fans was held at the 20,000-seater Florida Panthers Stadium on June 27. The event was attended by thousands of people, including some who flew from across the country to see the rising hip-hop star for the last time.
The "SAD!" rapper's remains were laid to rest in a private ceremony attended by family and close friends the next day.
Because of the continuous popularity of XXXTentacion after his shocking death, a new line of merchandise has been announced to remember the life and music of the troubled rapper. According to a report by NME, an eight-piece collection described as the "official memorial merch" that will include shirts, hoodies, and shorts will be on sale. Vinyl copies of the controversial star's chart-topping album ? is also available for $30.
Fans will be able to purchase the items via shopxxxtentacion.com.