Cops have revealed how they were able to solve XXXTentacion’s murder case by getting one suspect to snitch on the others.
We recently reported that four men were indicted as the alleged murderers in the shooting death of Florida rapper XXXTentacion. Now the specific details on how investigators were able to get their key suspect to flip and detail the mystery of XXXTentacion’s murder have been revealed.
According to legal documents obtained by The Blast, when XXX was leaving RIVA Motorsports in Deerfield Beach, FL on June 18, 2018, a dark-colored SUV cut him off and blocked his exit. Two subjects then exited the SUV armed with guns and demanded the rapper’s property. They both shot XXX and one of the gunmen entered his car and took XXX’s small Louis Vuitton bag which held his cell phone, a BMW key and $50,000 in cash. A third suspect drove the SUV that the suspects fled away in.
Police were also able to determine that XXX went to the bank before and withdrew $50,000 in 100-dollar bills before he went to RIVA Motorsports. After a thorough research of surveillance footage and social media posts, cops were able to track down the first man arrested for XXX’s murder, Dedrick Williams. During his initial interview, Williams first denied being at RIVA Motorsports on the day of the killing, though he did admit that he was a regular customer at the store. However, Williams later changed his story to say that he was at the store on the day of the murder and arrived with his daughter and a friend of his, nicknamed FAT BOY.
Once police told Williams that they had video footage from RIVA, he changed his story once again and admitted that he was not telling the detective the truth. He then said that he was watching his kids when his friends came over, and then he asked a neighbor to watch his kids while he left to go to RIVA. Williams told cops that he was with the other subjects and they wanted to rob the victim, but he had no knowledge in advance that the robbery was going to go down.
Williams expressed remorse and said that the murder bothered him so much that he couldn’t sleep. When the detective pressed him for more details, Williams asked for a lawyer and worried that he would be labeled a snitch when he went to prison.
Police seized a loaded .38 caliber revolver from Williams car which appeared to be easily accessible to Williams when he was behind the wheel. Inside his home, they also found a live .22 caliber round that matched the brand of the spent casings recovered at XXX’ crime scene. Cops located several items of clothing with tags still on them, along with a receipt for $800, that showed clothing was purchased the day after the homicide. Cops also spoke to an employee at a store who remembered Williams paying for his purchase with only $100 dollar bills and video also showed him wearing the same bright orange sandals he was wearing at RIVA Motorsports the day before.
Police then spoke to Williams’ girlfriend, Tenell Williams, who told them Williams revealed to her that he was with the other two subjects who shot and killed XXX. The girlfriend is the one who told police that Williams identified the other two men as “Boatwright” and ‘Tray.”
Three hours after the murder, a 2017 Blue Dodge Journey was involved in a hit and run. This is the same car that the suspects fled away in at RIVA. After the hit and run, several black men fled from the car and were arrested. The driver was later identified as Trayvon Newsome. The owner of the car, Tanisha Clark, told cops she rented her car from Tony Robinson, who calls herself Dedrick Williams’ sister, despite not being biologically related. When Robinson rented the car, she was with “Boatwright” and another man named “Big Rob,” aka Robert Allen. After cops took DNA swabs from the rented Dodge Journey, they were able to match Boatwright’s fingerprints.
Boatwright was later interviewed and he denied ever being at RIVA Motor Sports or inside a blue Dodge Journey. However, once police searched his home, they found clothes similar to the ones in surveillance video from RIVA and black long pants in the trash, along with a receipt for over $400 of clothing and shoes purchased on July 1.
Boatwright’s phone also showed a match to the area of Dedrick Williams’ home and near RIVA Motor Sports on June 18. Boatwright had also searched on his phone, “Accessory to Murder.” Police now believe Boatwright was the taller gunman who exited the passenger side of the suspect vehicle and attempted to rob the victim at gunpoint.
On Thursday, cops revealed the Grand Jury had indicted all 4 men for XXX’s murder. They are still looking for Trayvon Newsome and Robert Allen.
Take a look at XXXTentacion during his life below.