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Gunman in XXXTentacion murder arrested, Sheriff's Office says

Wayne K. Roustan and Linda Trischitta, Sun Sentinel on

Published in Entertainment News

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- 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.

Investigators say Michael Boatwright, 22, is one of the two armed suspects who wore masks and confronted Jahseh Onfroy, known as XXXTentacion, when he was killed on June 18.

Boatwright, of Fort Lauderdale, was already in custody after his July 5 arrest on unrelated drug charges.

On Tuesday, detectives added a first degree murder charge to those Boatwright is already facing. He was in Broward County's main jail in Fort Lauderdale.

Detectives still are seeking a second gunman, as well as Robert Allen, a 22-year-old man described as a person of interest in the case. Investigators want to find out what he knows about the murder.

Allen is also wanted in Broward County on a felony warrant for violation of probation for drug possession and carrying a concealed firearm.

Dedrick Devonshay Williams, 22, was arrested June 20, and charged with first-degree murder without premeditation, and a probation violation.

Just before 4 p.m. June 18, Boatwright and another armed accomplice confronted Onfroy in an apparent robbery as he was leaving RIVA Motorsports in Deerfield Beach, the sheriff's office said.

At least one of the suspects fired a gun, striking Onfroy. The sheriff's office didn't say whether it is accusing Boatwright or the other man of killing Onfroy.

Both of the suspects fled in a dark-colored SUV. Williams is believed to have been the driver of the SUV that blocked the path of Onfroy's BMW before the gunfire began.

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