Third suspect in rapper’s fatal shooting in Broward jail
Three out of four people accused of participating in the armed robbery and fatal shooting of rapper XXXTentacion are now in police custody in Broward County.
Robert Allen, 22, of Lauderhill, was booked into the Broward jail early Friday. He made his first court appearance in Broward County later that day when Judge Kim Theresa Mollica ordered he remain in custody without bond.
Allen was arrested at his sister’s home in Georgia and jailed Wednesday in Dodge County, southeast of Atlanta.
XXXTentacion was ambushed and shot multiple times June 18 outside of a Deerfield Beach motorcycle shop, and died later that day.
The performer, 20, had visited a bank before he went shopping and had withdrawn $50,000 that the killers are accused of stealing.
Allen is not accused of being the gunman.
The Broward Sheriff ’s Office called Allen a person of interest in the case.
But on July 18, a grand jury indicted him and three other men who are all charged with first degree murder with a firearm and armed robbery. Allen also faces a charge of violating his probation.
Two of the men — Dedrick D. Williams, 22, of Pompano Beach and Michael Boatwright, 22, of Fort Lauderdale — are also in custody in the main Broward County jail in Fort Lauderdale. The indictment describes Boatwright as the gunman.
Still being sought is Trayvon Newsome, 20, of Fort Lauderdale.