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Rap Artist XXXTentacion Killed in Apparent Robbery
By Faith Petrie, Sentinel Intern
Published June 18, 2018

XXXTentacion (Photo by Jack McCain)

20-year-old rapper XXXTentacion has died during an apparent robbery on Monday, June 18 Broward Co. Sheriff’s Dept. said.

Born Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy, the rapper was shopping for motorcycles in Deerfield Beach, Florida and as he was leaving the motorsport dealership two armed suspects approached his car. One of the gunmen shot XXX before fleeing the scene, said Keyla Concepción, Broward County sheriff department public information officer.

A video that was uploaded to Twitter showed a seemingly lifeless XXX sitting still in his car with first responders surrounding his vehicle checking his pulse.


XXX was later brought to a Broward County hospital where he succumbed to his injuries and died.

The Florida-native released his first debut studio album “17” in August 2017 which charted at number two on the US Billboard 200.

Editor’s Note: This story has been updated due to inaccurate initial reporting.

Update 1:02 p.m.: On Wednesday evening, homicide detectives arrested Dedrick Williams following a traffic stop in connection to the fatal shooting of rapper XXXTentacion, Broward Sherriff’s Office tweeted on June 21. Detectives are still searching for additional suspects.

Dedrick Williams was arrested on Wednesday, June 20. (Broward Sheriff’s Office)


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