Suspected gunman in XXXTentacion's murder arrested in Florida
A second suspect has been arrested in connection to the murder of rapper XXXTentacion.
Michael Boatwright, 22, was identified by investigators as a gunman in the fatal shooting of the rapper and has been charged with first-degree murder, officials with the Broward County Sheriff’s office said.
Michael Boatwright was arrested in connection to the murder of XXXTentacion. (Handout /)
Boatwright had already been in custody after being busted on unrelated gun charges last week and was served an arrest warrant with the murder charge on Tuesday.
A search for a second gunman remains ongoing, police said, as does the search for a person of interest in the case named Robert Allen, who investigators want to question about what he knows regarding the murder.
Dedrick Devonshay Williams, also 22, was the first suspect arrested in the case and was hit with multiple charges, including first-degree murder, last month. He pleaded not guilty in late June.
Williams was not identified as a gunman by authorities.
XXXTentacion — real name Jahseh Onfroy — was at a motorcycle dealership in Deerfield Beach, Fla., on June 18 when he was approached by two gunman and shot dead in what police suspect was a robbery.
He had recently achieved mainstream musical success, with his debut album “17” peaking at No. 2 on the Billboard chart after its release in August 2017, and his second album “?” debuting at No. 1 in March.
His career was filled with controversy, however, due to a series of legal issues, including being arrested for allegedly beating up his pregnant girlfriend in August 2016. He had been awaiting a trial for that case when he died.