XXXTentacion: Robert Allen, Third Suspect in Rapper's Death, Arrested in Georgia
Robert Allen, of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, was taken into custody Wednesday.
A third man has been arrested in the death of hip-hop artist XXXTentacion after authorities say they found him hiding at his sister's rural home.
Robert Allen, of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, was taken into custody Wednesday and booked into Dodge County Jail in Georgia.
The Marshal’s Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force found the 22-year-old after they reportedly received a tip that he was staying with his sister in Eastman, Georgia.
Authorities said his sister was cooperative and the arrest was "uneventful."
XXXTentacion, whose real name was Jahseh Onfroy, was killed as he left a motorcycle dealership in Deerfield Beach, Florida, on June 18.
A dark colored SUV cut off XXXTentacion in the parking lot as he was leaving RIVA Motorsports and the suspects allegedly made off with $50,000 in cash in a Louis Vuitton bag.
Allen and the three other men — Michael Boatwright, Dedrick Williams and Trayvon Newsome — were indicted last week by a grand jury in Broward County. They were charged with first-degree murder with a firearm and armed robbery with a firearm.
Boatwright, who is accused of firing the fatal shot, and Williams have entered not guilty pleas. Newsome, 20, remains at large.
The accused were seen on the day of the murder holding large amounts of cash in cell phone photographs and video, according to court records.
Several days after the killing, police discovered Boatwright searched "Accessory to Murder," on his phone, as well as Onfroy’s last name, the affidavit said.
XXXTentacion’s career took off with a spot among XXL’s 2017 Freshman Class followed by a $6 million record deal this year.
In March, XXXTentacion’s sophomore album, "?," debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 album chart. His previous release, called "17," landed at No. 2. His YouTube channel has more than five million subscribers.
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