Two men, Dedrick Devonshay Williams, 22, and Michael Boatwright, 22, suspected of being involved in the shooting had already been arrested. The latter was arrested first on unrelated drug charges and later for being involved in the Florida rapper's death. Today’s indictment named two more suspects, Trayvon Newsome, 20, and Robert Allen, 22. These two men remain at large, and the Broward Sheriff's Office has asked for the public’s help in locating them.
According to police documents, Boatwright and Newsome were both armed when they confronted XXX. Police believe that it was Boatwright who discharged his weapon, eventually killing XXX. The indictment also states that the murder was allegedly premeditated. All four men have been charged with first degree murder with a firearm as well as armed robbery with a firearm.
20-year-old XXXTentatcion, whose real name was Jahseh Dwayne Ricardo Onfroy, died during an attempted robbery while he was leaving a motorcycle dealership in Deerfield Beach, Florida on June 18.
Just weeks before his death, X had signed an album deal worth $10 million dollars with Empire, which would have gone towards his third official project. The company’s founder, Ghazi Shami, confirmed that the artist had completed “a significant amount of material” for the album before his death. A music video for his hugely popular song, “SAD!”, was released posthumously at the end of June. The song peaked at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart just days after the rapper's death after the song broke Taylor Swift’s single-day streaming record.