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XXXTentacion death: Second suspect arrested


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XXXTentacion was shot in June

A 22-year-old man has been served with an arrest warrant for the murder of rapper XXXTentacion.

Michael Boatwright was arrested on a drug charge on 5 July and was later issued with the warrant on 10 July.

Detectives at the Broward County Sheriff’s Office in Florida say they are still looking for a second gunman.

The 20-year-old rapper, real name Jahseh Onfroy, was shot on 18 June in Florida and died in hospital.

He was visiting a motorcycle shop and as he left was approached by two men.

Both were masked and armed, and “demanded property” from XXXTentacion according to Detective John Cucio.

At least one of the men shot him, before fleeing the scene in an SUV.

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Mr Williams was arrested nearly two weeks ago

Boatwright’s arrest comes 13 days after Dedrick D. Williams was also arrested for first degree murder.

His arrest followed posts on his Instagram feed showed him wearing “the same or similar bright orange sandals” as those seen in the footage, official court documents say.

The sheriff’s office also recently identified another person of interest in connection with the killing: 22-year-old Robert Allen, who was seen on the motorcycle shop CCTV footage.

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