XXXTentacion was asked by his lawyer to increase security days before he was shot

XXXTentacion's lawyer says he warned the rapper about increasing his security days before he was murdered


                            XXXTentacion was asked by his lawyer to increase security days before he was shot
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Rapper XXXTentacion died last week after two men fired several shots at the 20-year-old while he was out shopping for motorcycles in Deerfield Beach, Florida. It has now been revealed that his lawyer, David Bogenschutz, had asked him to beef up his security a few days before his murder.

XXX's lawyer told the Sun-Sentinel that he had told the musician, born Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy, to take necessary precautions with his growing fame. Bogenschutz told the outlet: "We talked about him needing security, that he was past the point of being a kid making melodies on a street corner." But sadly, according to him, XXX had no security team working for him and even refused to take any other kind of precautions. 

Luckily for XXX's fans, followers, and even more so for his family, just two days after he was fatally shot outside the Florida car dealership, a 22-year-old tattoo artist by the name of Dedrick Devonshay Williams was arrested in connection with the murder.

As per The New York Times, Detective John Curcio of the Broward Sheriff’s Office said in a statement that Williams — who was the main suspect of the shooting — and his other accomplice had followed the 20-year-old rapper to the motorcycle dealership that he was visiting.

The cops also believe that XXX was specifically targetted in the attack and one of the men who shot him even purchased the red mask that they used to disguise their identity from the motorcycle shop. The two men then blocked XXX's vehicle with an SUV driven by either Williams or the other mystery accomplice, both of whom were armed and "demanded property" from the rapper.

"After a brief struggle, the victim is shot," Curcio spoke of what was initially labeled an attempted robbery gone wrong. Thanks to CCTV footage from the shop, the police was able to track the man down and, eventually, they reached Williams who happened to be a tattoo artist from that very area.

Despite his controversial career and a long history with the law, XXX had managed to garner a widespread fanbase for his music. His memorial is set to be held on Wednesday at a 20,000 capacity stadium in Florida for his fans and followers to say their goodbye one last time.

The memorial will hold an open-casket and will continue for six hours. A post up the late star's Instagram page now says "it will be your last chance to see him".

The full post read: "Fans come out and say your final goodbyes.... It will be your last chance to see him. address is 1 Panther Parkway, Sunrise Florida 33323 (The admission is free. This is a final farewell, not an event!"