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XXXTentacion: Alleged gunman arrested in rapper’s murder


One of two men who investigators say is responsible for the death of rapper XXXTentacion has been arrested and charged with first-degree murder. 

Michael Boatwright, 22, of Fort Lauderdale, was already in jail on unrelated drug charges when Broward Sheriff’s detectives served him with an arrest warrant for first-degree murder.

The South Florida rapper, whose real name is Jahseh Onfroy, was leaving a motorcycle dealership in Deerfield Beach when he was approached by two men and shot just before 4 p.m. on June 18, according to a sheriff’s news release.

Boatwright was one of the two men, and it’s unclear which man fired the gun killing Onfroy during the apparent robbery.  

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Onfroy, who was born in Plantation, was taken to Broward Health North where he died. 

The second gunman is still being sought, as well as Robert Allen, a 22-year-old man whom detectives describe as a person of interest in the case.

Allen is also wanted on a felony warrant for violation of probation for possession of PVP, commonly called flakka, and carrying a concealed firearm. 

In mid-June, officials also charged Dedrick Williams, 22, with first-degree murder in connection to Onfroy’s death, though he is not one of the gunmen, according to the sheriff’s office. He faces additional charges of grand theft of a motor vehicle and driving without a valid driver’s license.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to contact homicide detectives Walt Foster or John Curcio at 954-321-4210.

Anonymous tips can be sent via Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS (8477) or online at browardcrimestoppers.org. Tips that lead to an arrest are eligible for a reward of up to $3,000.

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