Second person charged over XXXXTentacion killing

A second person has been charged with murder after the shooting of American rapper XXXTentacion.

Michael Boatwright, 22, was already in police custody on unrelated charges when police charged him in relation to the alleged killing of the rapper.

XXXTentacion, whose real name is Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy, was shot and killed when he was leaving a car and boat dealership in Florida.


Florida police said Mr Boatwright had been arrested on July 5 on drug charges and was being held at the jail, before being charged in relation to the shooting.

“Just before 4pm on June 18, Boatwright and another armed accomplice confronted Onfroy in an apparent robbery,” the Broward County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement.

“At least one of the suspects fired a gun, striking Onfroy. Both of the suspects fled in a dark-color SUV.”

XXXTentacion’s latest single “SAD” has risen to No.1 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts following his death.

The now deceased rapper had spent time behind bars previously and was currently facing domestic violence related charges.