20-year-old rapper XXXTentacion was shot and killed Monday afternoon in Florida in a drive-by
Rapper XXXTentacion was shot and killed Monday in Florida by an unidentified gunman who fled the scene, the Broward County sheriff’s office has confirmed.
The Broward County, Florida Sherriff’s Office confirmed the 20-year-old’s death on Monday evening, tweeting: “The adult male that was taken to the hospital has been pronounced dead … The adult male victim has been confirmed as 20-year-old Jahseh Onfroy aka rapper #XXXTentacion.”
The rapper was shot outside a motorcycle store in Deerfield Beach, Fla., just before 4.p.m. on Monday. He was transported to a local hospital.
He had been leaving a motorcycle dealership in a car when someone ran up and shot him, according to TMZ.
Suspects who in the shooting deth of XXXtencion [photo], on Monday were two black males wearing hoodies, the shooter was wearing a red mask. Cops believe robbery was the motive
A release from the Sheriff’s department said ‘XXX’ was approached by two armed suspects as he left the dealership. At least one of the suspects reportedly fired their gun, striking the musician.
For now police believe the motive may have been robbery – a Louis Vuitton bag was stolen from the vehicle.
According to police sources, the suspects were two black males wearing hoodies.
The shooter reportedly was wearing a red mask. The killers used a black Dodge Journey, with dark tint and black wheels, as their getaway vehicle.
Police said the rapper was transported to hospital as a “Level 1” trauma patient … dispatchers described him as comatose, but a witness told TMZ that the Onfroy, appeared “lifeless with no pulse.”
XXX’s last album “?,” debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 album chart in March.
The slain rapper had an extensive legal history. At the time of his death he was awaiting trial for domestic violence against a pregnant ex-girlfriend.
He was also facing witness harassment and tampering charges.
Despite the controversy, the rapper had developed a loyal following and his second album, “?,” debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 album chart in March.
Last year he got jumped by a group of men in Los Angeles, and initially thought Migos was responsible.
He later apologized to them, but stated that the incident did not shake him enough to increase his security detail.