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Second suspect, 22, is arrested in connection to 'robbery gone bad' shooting death of XXXTentacion

Second suspect, 22, is arrested in connection to 'robbery gone bad' shooting death of rapper XXXTentacion as police search for other person of interest

  • Michael Boatwright, 22, was arrested on an unrelated drug charge on July 5 before he was served with an arrest warrant for first-degree murder on July 10
  • He and Dedrick Devonshay Williams, ambushed XXXTentacion, outside RIVA Motorsports in Deerfield Beach, Florida around 4pm on June 18
  • The rapper died after one of the suspects fired a bullet into his neck
  • Investigation is ongoing, as authorities search for 22-year-old Robert Allen, a man described as being a person of interest in the investigation 

By Dailymail.com Reporter

Published: 11:41 EDT, 11 July 2018 | Updated: 12:24 EDT, 11 July 2018

A second suspect has been arrested in connection to the shooting death of rapper XXXTentacion.

Michael Boatwright, 22, was arrested on an unrelated drug charge on July 5 before he was served with an arrest warrant for first-degree murder on July 10, TMZ reports.

Boatwright and Dedrick Devonshay Williams, ambushed XXXTentacion, real name Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy, outside RIVA Motorsports in Deerfield Beach, Florida around 4pm on June 18. The rapper died after one of the suspects fired a bullet into his neck.

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Michael Boatwright, 22, (pictured) was arrested on an unrelated drug charge on July 5 before he was served with an arrest warrant for first-degree murder on July 10. He and Dedrick Devonshay Williams have been accused of killing rapper XXXTencacion in a robbery gone bad
Michael Boatwright, 22, (pictured) was arrested on an unrelated drug charge on July 5 before he was served with an arrest warrant for first-degree murder on July 10. He and Dedrick Devonshay Williams have been accused of killing rapper XXXTencacion in a robbery gone bad
Michael Boatwright, 22, was arrested on an unrelated drug charge on July 5 before he was served with an arrest warrant for first-degree murder on July 10. He and Dedrick Devonshay Williams (pictured) have been accused of killing rapper XXXTencacion in a robbery gone bad
Michael Boatwright, 22, was arrested on an unrelated drug charge on July 5 before he was served with an arrest warrant for first-degree murder on July 10. He and Dedrick Devonshay Williams (pictured) have been accused of killing rapper XXXTencacion in a robbery gone bad

Michael Boatwright, 22, was arrested on an unrelated drug charge on July 5 before he was served with an arrest warrant for first-degree murder on July 10. He and Dedrick Devonshay Williams have been accused of killing rapper XXXTencacion in a robbery gone bad

The rapper died after one of the suspects fired a bullet into his neck
The rapper died after one of the suspects fired a bullet into his neck

The rapper died after one of the suspects fired a bullet into his neck

The investigation is ongoing, as authorities search for 22-year-old Robert Allen, a man described as being a person of interest in the investigation. 

Allen had been featured on surveillance video at the shop where XXX was shopping before he was murdered. 

Allen is also wanted in Broward County on a felony warrant for violation of probation for possession of the drug flakka and carrying a concealed firearm, according to the sheriff's office. 

Investigation is ongoing, as authorities search for 22-year-old Robert Allen, a man described as being a person of interest in the investigation
Investigation is ongoing, as authorities search for 22-year-old Robert Allen, a man described as being a person of interest in the investigation

Investigation is ongoing, as authorities search for 22-year-old Robert Allen, a man described as being a person of interest in the investigation

Allen had been featured on surveillance video at the shop where XXX was shopping before he was murdered
Allen had been featured on surveillance video at the shop where XXX was shopping before he was murdered

Allen had been featured on surveillance video at the shop where XXX was shopping before he was murdered

Boatwright's arrest comes after the first suspect, Dedrick D. Williams, was detained. 

Dedrick Devonshay Williams, 22, is currently in police custody. Police took him into custody in Pompano Beach, Florida back in June. 

His lawyer has said he will plead not guilty. 

Authorities say robbery was the motive in the killing of the 20-year-old XXXTentacion, whose real name was Jahseh Onfroy. 

Thousands of fans turned out last month for a music-filled memorial service held at a 20,000-seat arena that is home to the Florida Panthers hockey team
Thousands of fans turned out last month for a music-filled memorial service held at a 20,000-seat arena that is home to the Florida Panthers hockey team

Thousands of fans turned out last month for a music-filled memorial service held at a 20,000-seat arena that is home to the Florida Panthers hockey team

The rapper drew criticism over bad behavior and multiple arrests, including charges that he severely beat and abused his girlfriend and was extremely homophobic
The rapper drew criticism over bad behavior and multiple arrests, including charges that he severely beat and abused his girlfriend and was extremely homophobic

The rapper drew criticism over bad behavior and multiple arrests, including charges that he severely beat and abused his girlfriend and was extremely homophobic

 XXXTentacion, who sported dreadlocks and facial tattoos, and who pronounced his name 'Ex ex ex ten-ta-see-YAWN,' was a platinum-selling rising star who tackled issues including prejudice and depression in his songs. 

He also drew criticism over bad behavior and multiple arrests, including charges that he severely beat and abused his girlfriend and was extremely homophobic.

Thousands of fans turned out last month for a music-filled memorial service held at a 20,000-seat arena that is home to the Florida Panthers hockey team.

 

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