XXXTentacion Murder: Have Police Found the Gunman?

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A second suspect has been arrested in the murder of XXXTentacion.

In a statement released on Wednesday by the Broward Sheriff’s Office, authorities confirmed that 22-year-old Michael Boatwright was arrested on July 5 on drug charges unrelated to the rapper's death.


However, he was served an arrest warrant five days later for first-degree murder while he was already incarcerated for his previous alleged crime.

Boatwright has been listed by detectives as one of two gunmen believed to have actually pulled the trigger and killed XXXTentacion on the afternoon of June 18 in Deerfield Beach, Florida.

The aforementioned Sheriff’s Office went on to confirm that police are still searching for the second shooter in the artist's killing, while also noting that a 22-year-old named Robert Allen is a “person of interest” who may have some valuable information on the case.

Per TMZ, Allen was reportedly spotted on the surveillance video at the motorcycle shop where XXXTentacion was shot dead close to a month ago.

Here is a mugshot of Boatman:

Michael Boatman

He has a lengthy criminal past; it includes a multitude of drug charges, as well as an arrest for battery. 

Boatman also had several mental competency hearings.

According to the arrest report, when he was arrested on July 5, cops discovered there was a DNA warrant out for Boatwright at the same time.

Back on June 21, three days after XXXTentacion was murdered, Dedrick Devonshay Williams was taken into custody in connection with the homicide.

He was booked on the charge of first-degree murder.

XXXTentacion Mug Shot

XXXTentacion was killed in broad daylight while walking out of a motorcycle shop.

Lawyers for the rising star have tried to argue that the murder was the result of a random robbery attempt gone wrong.

And we may still learn this was the case.

However, most are hesitant to believe such a claim, considering all the public beefs into which XXXTentacion got himself.

No one is saying Drake or Migos, two targets of the rapper's wrath, were involved in his death.

Just that XXXTentacion seemed very aware at times that his life would come to an end early as a result of his attitude and the lifestyle he chose to live.

XXXTentacion and Geneva Ayala

Elsewhere, we also learned since this tragedy that XXXTentacion's girlfriend, pictured above with the artist, was pregnant with his baby at the time of this murder.

Geneva Ayala, spoke out after XXXTentacion's death, saying that while she did experience severe abuse during their relationship, she still would prefer that fans refrain from criticizing him in the wake of his passing.

The rapper's mother, meanwhile, is the one who revealed this pregnancy news online.

She shared a picture of the impending baby's sonogram and wrote as a caption, referring to her son:

“He left us a final gift."

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