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Second arrest made in murder of rapper XXXTentacion

12 July 2018

Boatwright was first arrested last Thursday on an unrelated drug charge, and was charged with murder Tuesday. The 22-year-old Pompano Beach resident was charged with first-degree murder, in addition to violating probation for a prior charge related to vehicle theft and driving without a valid license.

Authorities are still seeking an unidentified "second gunman" and Robert Allen, a 22-year-old man described as a person of interest in the case.

Investigators also said Allen is wanted in Broward County for a probation violation for possession of flakka and carrying a concealed firearm.

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At least one of the men shot him, before fleeing the scene in an SUV. The arrest warrant for Williams explains the two shooters got back into a dark-colored SUV, so they're looking for the driver. "Onfroy was transported to Broward Health North where he was pronounced dead", the news release continues.

The sheriff's office previously charged 22-year-old Dedrick Williams with first-degree murder in the case. Police said that his murder was a robbery gone wrong.

XXXTentacion's hit "Sad", rose to No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts following his death.

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In 2015, he was arrested on drug charges after being found with PVP and Cannabis, according to his rap sheet.

Anyone with information is asked to contact Broward Sheriff's Office homicide detectives Walt Foster or John Curcio at 954-321-4210. Before his death, he signed a $10 million deal for his third album's release, reported the New York Times, citing three people briefed on the deal. Many fans were quick to identify the person in the auto as XXX, but police didn't confirm that the victim was the rapper until a few hours later.

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Second arrest made in murder of rapper XXXTentacion