A second person has been arrested by the Florida Police over the murder of rap star XXXTentacion.
Michael Boatright, 22, is facing first-degree murder charges in the shooting, the Broward Sheriff’s Office said.
Mr Boatwright was initially arrested last week on an unrelated drug charge, and then served with an arrest warrant for first-degree murder on July 10 investigators said. Jail records do not list an attorney for him.
According to TMZ, Boatwright has a lengthy criminal past with multiple drug charges as well as an arrest for battery. He’s also had several mental competency hearings.
His arrest report also indicated that when he was arrested on July 5, police discovered there was a DNA warrant out for Boatwright.
Dectectives believe Boatwright is a gunman in XXX’s murder and say they’re still looking for an additional gunman.
Also charged in the killing outside a Deerfield Beach motorcycle shop is Dedrick Williams, 22. His lawyer has said he will plead not guilty. Detectives still want to talk with a third man, 22-year-old Robert Allen, who is described as a “person of interest” in the case and may know something about the killing.
Authorities say robbery was the motive in the killing of the 20-year-old XXXTentacion, whose real name was Jahseh Onfroy. XXXTentacion was gunned down in June as he left a motorcycle dealership near Fort Lauderdale where he was planning to make a purchase.
Authorities said the rapper was ambushed by two suspects. The rapper’s attorney, David Bogenschutz, said that that investigators had told him XXXTentacion had visited a bank shortly before the shooting and possibly withdrew cash to buy a motorcycle at Riva Motorsports in Deerfield Beach.