XXXTentacion’s murder occurred in plain sight of CCTV cameras and the disturbing video was played in public for the first time on Thursday during a court hearing in Broward County.
The rapper was shot outside a motorcycle dealership in Fort Lauderale on Monday June 18, and police originally arrested a suspect, Dedrick Williams, but have now confirmed they are searching for a second man.
Law enforcement believe the killing followed a failed robbery after the rapper, real name Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy, was shot in broad daylight on a busy road.
The video shows the rapper walking into a motorcycle dealership in Pompano Beach Florida, where you see two suspects pursue him into the building. Moments later his BMW is stopped on the street by the randoms.
The cameras confirmed what we already knew, that X had been shot at point-blank range.
Initial suspect Williams was charged with first-degree murder while his arrest warrant included accused him of killing the rapper ‘from a premeditated design’.
The Broward County Fire Department said the rapper was rushed to hospital. Other witnesses at the scene claim to have heard multiple shots fired.
Dispatch audio initially claimed the incident was a ‘possible drive-by shooting and the alleged shooters exited the scene in a black Dodge Journey’. The car has now been confirmed as a black Dodge Journey, with dark tint and black wheels.
According to the dispatch call, the suspects were described as two black males in hoodies, with the shooter wearing a red mask, TMZ reports.
The most damning evidence against Williams was his bright orange sandals which were allegedly visible on CCTV and police reported finding photos of him wearing the same or similar sandals on social media.
A vigil was held for XXXTentacion on June 20 in South Florida.
According to the dispatch call, the suspects were described as two black males in hoodies, with the shooter wearing a red mask.
It’s currently unclear whether a second suspect is being pursued following Williams’ arrest.
Prior to his death, XXXTentacion – who’s had a string of hits, despite being in the early stages of his career – was facing a litany of felony charges, including witness tampering.
In December, the Florida rapper was charged with 15 felony counts in connection to a 2016 domestic abuse case. He was also facing trial for domestic violence against his pregnant girlfriend.
Onfroy was under house arrest but the judge recently lifted it so he could go on tour.
In the time since his death, sales of XXXTentacion’s music have risen by over 1,000 per cent.
The day after the shooting, his track SAD! amassed 10.4 million streams, according to Pitchfork, beating the global record for the most Spotify streams in a single day – a record previously held by Taylor Swift, which was 10.1 million for Look What You Made Me Do.
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