Michael Boatwright, 22, was the one of the two suspects who approached the rapper, whose real name was Jahseh Onfroy, and shot him when he was leaving the Riva Motorsports shop in Deerfield Beach, north of Miami on June 18, the Broward County Sheriff's Office said.
Dedrick Williams, 22, was arrested days after the fatal shooting and Michael Boatwright, 22, was taken into custody earlier this month. Boatwright was arrested on July 5 for an unrelated drug case, then was arrested again on July 10 for his alleged role in XXXTentacion's murder.
On Boatwright's cellphone, the warrant says, cops found photos of Boatwright taken June 18 with "a large amount of $100 bills fanned out in front of him" and one in which he and Newsome were "holding a large amount of $100 bills". Officials are searching for Allen and Newsome.
"Williams stated that he wanted to tell the truth ..."
Messages sent to attorneys for Boatwright and Williams weren't immediately returned.
The men have been charged with first-degree murder with a firearm and armed robbery. "We stand by my client's plea of not guilty", he said.
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Officials state that Boatwright and Newsome were the two armed suspects that confronted and fatally shot XXXTentacion as he returned to his vehicle after motorcycle shopping. Before the fatal incident, the auto was parked at a nearby residence.
Williams told authorities he was with the group that tried to rob the rapper but said he didn't know the robbery was going to take place, the affidavit said.
Williams was seen in the store on surveillance cameras while XXXTentacion was shopping, court records show.
Authorities also found a receipt for more than $400 worth of clothing and shoes, purchased on July 1, in a garbage can in a carport at Boatwright's house, the affidavit said. The arrest comes a few weeks after Dedrick D. Williams was arrested and booked for first-degree murder.
As we reported ... the Broward County Sheriff's Office also identified 22-year-old Robert Allen as a person of interest in connection with the killing of the 20-year-old rapper. "He had released two full-length albums during his brief career - "17" in 2017 (via Empire) and "?" in 2018 (via Caroline/Universal Music Group) - as well as a number of mixtapes and one-off tracks.