The Broward Sheriff identified a new person of interest in the shooting death of rapper XXXTentacion on Wednesday.
The sheriff’s office said that homicide detectives are interested in talking to Robert Allen regarding the murder in a tweet. It did not say why it is interested in speaking to Allen, who is 22 years old.
Last week, the sheriff’s office arrested 22-year-old Dedrick D. Williams in connection to the rapper’s death and booked him on several charges, including first-degree murder, a probation violation for theft of a car and driving without a valid license.
XXXTentacion, whose real name was Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy, was killed in a drive-by shooting on June 18. The 20-year-old rising hip-hop star was transported to an area hospital where he lapsed into a coma and later died from his injuries.
According to the sheriff’s office, XXXTentacion was leaving RIVA Motorsports in Deerfield Beach, Florida, shortly before 4 p.m. when he was approached by two armed suspects.
The rapper, whose second album “?” debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 in 2018, was shopping for motorcycles in Deerfield Beach outside of Miami when he was shot and killed by a gunman, according to TMZ.
Born in Plantation, Florida, XXXTentacion released his first song, “News/Flock” in 2013, and later became a popular figure on the streaming service SoundCloud.
However, XXXTentacion’s rise to fame in the rap world had been rocked by legal troubles dating back to 2014, when he was sent to a youth detention center for a year on gun possession charges. In 2016, he was arrested again and charged with robbery and assault with a deadly weapon.
BSO homicide detectives are interested in talking to 22-year-old Robert Allen regarding the murder of Jahseh Onfroy, aka XXXTentacion. Anyone with info is asked to call BSO Homicide detectives Walt Foster or John Curcio at (954) 321-4210 or online at https://t.co/dS42PEIuZa. pic.twitter.com/Lo6d2Gx3GX
— Broward Sheriff (@browardsheriff) June 27, 2018