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XXXTentacion Dead Following Shooting

XXXTentacion.

Rapper XXXTentacion was shot to death in Florida on Monday, his representatives have confirmed to Vulture. According to eyewitnesses, who posted graphic footage from the scene on social media, the Florida rapper (real name Jahseh Onfroy), 20, “appeared lifeless with no pulse.” His condition had initially been reported as critical; the Broward County Fire Department has since also confirmed to TMZ that Onfroy has been pronounced dead. According to emergency dispatch audio, picked up by TMZ, the incident involved a drive-by shooting outside of a Deerfield Beach motorcycle shop and the shooters have not yet been identified; Onfroy was also reportedly robbed during the incident. XXXTentacion got his start on SoundCloud and, in March, earned his first No. 1 album. The controversial rapper had also been accused of domestic violence and was still awaiting trial for those charges at the time of the shooting.

Update, June 21: TMZ reports that the suspected shooter in XXXTentacion’s death has been arrested in Florida. Dedrick D. Williams, 22, was taken into custody on Wednesday and charged with first-degree murder, a probation violation for theft of a car, and driving without a valid license. It is reportedly unclear if police are still searching for another suspect. XXXTentacion’s mother announced the news of the arrest at another vigil for her son on Wednesday night.

Update, July 11: A second person has reportedly been arrested in connection with XXXTentacion’s murder. Michael Boatwright, 22, was taken into custody last week on a drug charge and was additionally served with a warrant for first-degree murder on Tuesday. Police are still searching for a third suspect, 22-year-old Robert Allen.

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XXXTentacion Dead Following Shooting