Florida police have made another arrest in the murder of XXXTentacion. New reports claim a second suspect connected to the June slaying is now in police custody.
According to reports, a 22-year-old Sunshine State resident had an arrest warrant yesterday (July 10) issued for him.
Michael Boatwright, 22, was the one of the two suspects who approached the rapper, whose real name was Jahseh Onfroy, and shot him when he was leaving the Riva Motorsports shop in Deerfield Beach, north of Miami on June 18, the Broward County Sheriff’s Office said. The suspect was first arrested on drug-related charges on July 5 and served with an arrest warrant on Tuesday for first-degree murder while being held at Broward Sheriff’s Office Main Jail, the sheriff’s office said. (NBC News)
A few weeks ago, cops arrested suspect Dedrick D. Williams for his alleged role in the murder.
As we reported … the Broward County Sheriff’s Office also identified 22-year-old Robert Allen as a person of interest in connection with the killing of the 20-year-old rapper. Cops had said Allen was on surveillance video at the motorcycle shop in Pompano Beach where XXX was shopping before he was brutally gunned down. Allen is still wanted. The arrest comes a few weeks after Dedrick D. Williams was arrested and booked for first-degree murder. (TMZ)
Music mogul JAY-Z used his new “Talk Up” Drake collabo to address X’s slaying.
On Scorpion, the rap icon makes an appearance on ‘Talk Up’, and opens up on the shooting that killed XXXTentacion just last week. The moment comes as Jay reflects upon the death of Trayvon Martin, the Florida teenager killed by George Zimmerman in 2012. “Y’all killed X and let Zimmerman live, streets is done”, Jay raps on the track. (NME)
Last month, rapper Game explained how much of a personal impact X’s passing had on him.
For some reason, he been heavy on my heart since the day he died. Don’t know what exactly my heart is trying to convey but I definitely feel an obligation to protect this new generation of artist. In studio thinkin bout all y’all… be creative, live life, have fun, enjoy your moment & try your hardest to bob & weave thru the madness. Fuck whoever don’t understand….. hip hop takes on all shapes & forms as it continuously evolves & I love its current state. Take advantage of every second while living out your dream 🙏🏾