Published: Thu, July 12, 2018
Global | By Marsha Munoz

A Second Suspect In The Murder Of XXXTentacion Has Been Arrested

A Second Suspect In The Murder Of XXXTentacion Has Been Arrested

A second person has been arrested in the murder of XXXTentacion.

One of the gunmen allegedly involved in the June 18 killing of rap artist XXXTentacion has been arrested, the Broward Sheriff's Office said Wednesday.

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Inmate records show that, in addition to the murder charge, Boatwright is pending trial on charges of cannabis possession; possession of cocaine with intent to sell; manufacture or deliver; possession of the drug, flakka; battery on a specified employee; resisting/obstruction without violence; and probation violations, among other charges. Police say that Michael Boatwright, 22, was taken into custody on July 5 on "unrelated drug charges".

Shortly after XXXTentacion was shot, people in the area filmed his lifeless body. Five days later, Boatwright was served an arrest warrant while he was in jail. "[Detectives] want to find out what he knows about the murder", Broward Sheriff's Office wrote via its Facebook page when it announced Allen was a person of interest. Both men then fled in a dark-color SUV.

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The sheriff's office previously charged 22-year-old Dedrick Williams with first-degree murder in the case.

According to his arrest warrant, police believe Williams was behind the wheel of the SUV that blocked XXXTentacion from leaving his parking spot at RIVA Motorsports.

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Court documents indicate the 20-year-old rapper was accosted by two masked men. 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. The Broward County Sheriff's Office claims that Boatwright was one of two men who approached XXXTentacion while he was in his vehicle in an attempt to rob him.

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