Broward Sherriff’s Office, just announced 22-year-old Michael Boatwright was arrested on July 5 for unrelated drug charges including possession and intent to sell cocaine. While in jail, authorities served him (Boatwright) with an arrest warrant for first-degree murder of XXXtentacion.
GUNMAN ARRESTED IN RAPPER’S MURDER
ACCOMPLICES STILL SOUGHT
PIO Number: 18-7-6 (18-6-15a)
BSO Case Number: 10-1806-003046 (Update)
Date: June 18, 2018
Time: 3:57 p.m.
Jurisdiction: Deerfield Beach
Place of Occurrence: 3671 N. Dixie Highway, Deerfield Beach
Victim(s): Jahseh Onfroy, 20, male, 1/23/98, 6500 N.W. 62nd Terrace, Parkland (DECEASED)
Dedrick Devonshay Williams, 22, male, 3/23/1996, 550 N.W. 17th St., Pompano Beach (IN CUSTODY)
Michael Boatwright, 22, male, 9/12/95, 1617 N.W. 15th St., Ft. Lauderdale (IN CUSTODY)
Description of Incident:
Broward Sheriff’s Office homicide detectives have arrested one of the gunmen involved in the mid-June murder of a local rapper as he exited a Deerfield Beach business.
Investigators say Michael Boatwright, 22, is one of the two armed suspects who confronted Jahseh Onfroy, aka XXXTentacion, when he was killed in broad daylight on June 18. Boatwright was arrested on July 5 on unrelated drug charges. On July 10, detectives served Boatwright with an arrest warrant for first-degree murder while at the BSO Main Jail. He now faces an additional charge of first degree murder.
Detectives are still seeking the second gunman as well as Robert Allen, a 22-year-old man described as a person of interest in the case. Investigators want to find out what he knows about the murder. Allen is also wanted in Broward County on a felony warrant for violation of probation for possession of PVP (flakka) and carrying a concealed firearm.
Just before 4 p.m. on June 18, Boatwright and another armed accomplice confronted Onfroy in an apparent robbery as he was leaving RIVA Motorsports. At least one of the suspects fired a gun, striking Onfroy. Both of the suspects fled in a dark-color SUV. Onfroy was transported to Broward Health North where he was pronounced dead.
The investigation continues.
Anyone with information is asked to contact BSO homicide detectives Walt Foster or John Curcio at (954) 321-4210. If you wish to remain anonymous, contact Broward Crime Stoppers at 954-493-TIPS (8477) or online at browardcrimestoppers.org. Anonymous tips that lead to an arrest are eligible for a reward of up to $3,000.