Authorities hunting for two men believed to have been involved in the shooting of slain rapper XXXTentacion are now getting help from the feds, U.S. Marshals said on Wednesday.
Federal investigators in Florida are helping Broward County Sheriff’s deputies search for two suspected killers, who disappeared after the arrest of Dedrick Williams last week, according to agency spokesman Dave Oney.
Williams, 22, a tattoo artist with a slew of past arrests, was nabbed last Wednesday for depraved murder without premeditation, violation of probation and driving without a license. He is being held in Broward County Main Jail with no bond.
According to TMZ, two other arrest warrants have been issued and Oney confirmed on Wednesday that investigators are hunting for a pair of suspects.
XXXTentacion, whose real name is Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy, was gunned down as he sat in his BMW outside Riva Motorsports, an upscale motorcycle shop in Deerfield Fla., on June 18.
A passenger riding with the 20-year-old rapper told detectives that they were trying to get out of the shop’s parking lot when a dark SUV blocked their exit.
Two guys, one in a red mask and one in a black mask, came out of the passenger side of the SUV and demanded cash before shooting Onfroy, the witness said, according to an arrest warrant posted by the Sun-Sentinel.
One of the killers took a small bag from the car and then escaped back into the SUV.
Investigators believe Williams was the getaway driver — not one of the men who opened fire.
A public memorial for the rapper will be held on Wednesday.