XXXTentacion murder: Second suspect arrested for shooting rapper dead

Michael Boatwright was served arrest warrant on July 10 for first-degree murder of the rapper, while he was being held in custody on unrelated drug charges

XXXTentacion murder: Second suspect arrested for shooting rapper dead

A second suspect has been arrested regarding rapper XXXTentacion's murder, police have confirmed. The Broward Sheriff's office in Florida announced in an official tweet: "GUNMAN ARRESTED IN RAPPER'S MURDER."

According to reports, Michael Boatwright, 22, was arrested on July 5 on drug charges that were in no way related to the murder of the 20-year-old rapper, who was shot dead on 18 June in Florida, reported Tapinto.net. Later police revealed that Boatwright was one of the two armed men suspected to have confronted the rapper outside a car dealership in Deerfield Beach.

Boatwright was served with an arrest warrant for first-degree murder on July 10, while he was being held in custody at BSO Main Jail. Right now, he faces an additional charge of first-degree murder.

Police had earlier arrested and charged a man with first-degree murder in the shooting of the up and coming rapper, as per officials' reports on Wednesday. According to reports, 22-year-old Dedrick Devonshay Willaims is a tattoo artist.



Williams' lawyer has since revealed that he will plead not guilty, while a third man called Robert Allen, 22, is still being looked for as he is believed to be a "person of interest" who could know about the shooting that happened in broad daylight. 

XXX, whose real name was Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy, was murdered in his BMW sports car last month after several shots were fired at him by two masked men. Initially, police labeled it as a robbery gone wrong since a Louis Vuitton bag was also stolen from the rapper's vehicle.

It is believed that just days prior to his murder, he had signed a multi-million dollar deal to release his third album. Following his death, a macabre music video of his popular song 'SAD!' - which he had filmed before the tragic, sudden incident - was released posthumously. The video shows him attend his own funeral and having a fist fight with his dead body. 

XXX's short musical career was primarily overshadowed by tiffs with the law, and at the time of his death, he was facing up to 15 felony charges. He had been on house arrest too, but was recently released so he could go on tour. The lawsuits against him included charges of false imprisonment, aggravated battery of a pregnant woman and domestic battery by strangulation, filed against him by his ex-girlfriend in 2016.

He was finally laid to rest earlier this month in a private funeral, post which, his mother - Cleopatra Barnard - shared a photo of his mausoleum on Instagram. "My guardian angel," read her caption.

As per TMZ, XXX had also made a will in the months leading up to his death, where his mother and two brothers happen to be beneficiaries. However, Cleopatra had also revealed in the days following his death that XXX was going to be a father, even though he stated no kids at the time of filing his estate.