TMZ reports that 20-year-old rapper XXXTentacion has been shot dead in Miami. Witness reports suggest that the rapper was shopping for motorcycles, when he was approached by a gunman. XXX was reportedly struck by multiple shots, with further witnesses claiming that he had no pulse at the scene.
The rapper, real name Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy, was rushed to hospital, after further reports suggested that a Luis Vuitton bag was taken from his vehicle, leading to officers treating the incident as a possible robbery. Onfroy is said to have been approached by two armed suspects as he left the dealership, when at least one of the suspects fired their gun and struck XXX before removing a Louis Vuitton bag from his vehicle. The suspects have been described as two black males wearing hoodies, with the shooter wearing a red mask. A reward of up to $3,000 has been offered for any information in finding those responsible.
Many tributes have been paid to Onfroy, with names ranging from Kanye West, to Travis Barker, to Louis Theroux, who acknowledged XXX’s problems with the law, but was keen to make sure that this didn’t detract from the rapper’s memory.
— Louis Theroux (@louistheroux) June 18, 2018
Last year, Onfroy was released from prison and placed under house arrest conditions, after a document from an ex-girlfriend was filed claiming that she no longer wanted XXXTentacion to be prosecuted for domestic abuse against her. In October 2016, he was charged with aggravated battery of a pregnant woman, domestic battery, false imprisonment, and witness tampering, after it was believed that Onfroy and his legal team coerced his ex-girlfriend into dropping the charges.