The first suspect, 22-year-old Dedrick Devonshay Williams, was originally arrested during a traffic stop just days after the killing and charged with first-degree murder, as well as driving without a license and violating his probation. He’s currently being held behind bars without bail.
Now, The Blast is reporting that police have served 22-year-old Michael Boatwright with an arrest warrant for first degree murder as well, naming him as the second gunman in the case.
It’s not yet known if charges have been formally laid, but Boatwright had already been arrested on drug charges last month.
20-year-old XXXTentacion was fatally gunned downed as he was leaving a motorbike dealership in Broward County last month, with court documents revealing how the MC’s killers tracked him to the location.
Detailing evidence taken from video surveillance, Detective John Curcio of the Broward Sheriff’s Office told how Onfroy arrived at Riva Motorsports in Deerfield Beach at 3:30 pm on Monday 18th June, with an unidentified friend.
Two minutes later, two men got out of a dark sport utility vehicle and followed the rapper into the store, with one of the men buying a mask at the parts department and paying cash.
The pair then left the store and parked their car at the north gate of the parking lot, blocking XXXTentacion’s exit.
When the rapper tried to leave, the two men — both now masked and armed — stepped out of the car and “demanded property”.
“After a brief struggle, the victim is shot,” Detective Curcio said.
The assailants then removed a bag from XXXTentacion’s car and drove off.
The Sheriff’s office is still seeking the whereabouts of another 22-year-old man named Robert Allen, who has also been named a person of interest in the murder case.
Meanwhile, the music world has offered mixed reactions to XXXTentacion’s passing, given his controversial past. Spotify has also copped backlash for promoting his music following his death, after previously removing his music from all of its playlists.