Police say XXXTentacion death was random attack, are searching for two suspects

No arrests have been made by authorities in Florida.

June 20, 2018
Police say XXXTentacion death was random attack, are searching for two suspects XXXTentacion poses for his mugshot after being charged with seven new felonies stemming from a 2016 domestic violence case on December 15, 2017 in Miami, Florida.   Miami Dade County Corrections via Getty

Police are searching for two suspects as they investigate the fatal shooting of XXXTentacion on Monday. Police told the Associated Press no arrests have been made as of Wednesday morning.

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XXXTentacion was shot and killed outside a motorcycle dealership in Deerfield Beach, Florida on June 18. Broward County sheriff’s officials say he was ambushed as he left an upscale motor sports dealership in his electric BMW. The suspects are believed to have fled in a dark SUV.

The rapper's attorney, David Bogenschutz, said investigators told him his client had visited a bank shortly before the shooting and possibly withdrew cash to buy a motorcycle. Bogenschutz said he was told the shooting was a random attack.

On Tuesday night AKW PR, XXTentacion's management company, issued the following statement:


At the time of his death, XXXTentacion was awaiting trial on charges including domestic battery, aggravated battery, and false imprisonment against his pregnant girlfriend dating back to 2016.

Police say XXXTentacion death was random attack, are searching for two suspects