U.S. Marshals Join the Hunt for Two More Suspects in XXXTentacion’s Murder
According to agency spokesman Dave Oney, federal investigators in Florida are aiding Boward County sheriff deputies in the search for two more men responsible for the death of the "Sad!" rapper. The name of one person of interest, Richard Allen, was released Wednesday morning (June 27), but other names have not been released.
The news of federal involvement arrives just a few short hours after initial suspect, Dedrick Williams, appeared in a Fort Lauderdale court to plead not guilty in the murder case. Williams, who was nabbed last Wednesday (June 20), has been charged with first degree murder for driving the murder suspects get away vehicle. Williams is currently being held in Broward County Jail with no bond.
XXXTentacion, whose real name is Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy, was gunned down on Monday (June 18) outside a motorcycle dealership in Deerfield Beach, Florida. According to reports, police initially believed he was the victim of a random robbery which has yet to be confirmed.
In the wake of his death, X's music has skyrocketed on the charts. "Sad!" currently sits at the no. 1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100, making the ? rapper the first lead solo artist to earn a posthumous number one since The Notorious B.I.G. in 1997.
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