Although, it is still a random robbery, but new revelation has emerged that showed a bit of remediation and planning for the robbing and killing of the up and coming rapper.
The killers of rapper XXXTentacion tracked his movements before shooting him dead in a robbery, police have revealed.
CCTV footage studied by detectives showed two men, one in orange sandals, following XXXTentacion into a motorbike dealership, where they bought a red mask, according to court documents.
A 22-year-old suspect has been arrested and charged with murdering the rapper, real name Jahseh Onfroy, after he was ambushed and fatally shot in his BMW electric car in Florida.
Police said surveillance camera footage showed two men climbing out of a dark SUV and following the rapper into Riva Motorsports in Deerfield Beach at 3.30pm on Monday.
One of the men, wearing a white tank top and wearing bright orange sandals, bought a mask from the high-end dealership’s parts department, added detective John Curcio of the Broward Sheriff’s Office in a sworn court statement obtained by the New York Times.
The men then left the store and moved their vehicle to the entrance of the car park. When Onfroy tried to drive away in his BMW, his killers – now masked and armed – stepped out of their car and “demanded property”, wrote the detective.
“After a brief struggle, the victim is shot,” Det Curcio added. XXXTentacion’s killers stole a Louis Vuitton bag from his car before driving off.
XXXTentacion’s attorney, David Bogenschutz, said investigators told him the rapper had visited a bank shortly before the shooting and possibly withdrew cash to buy a motorbike. He said Onfroy appeared to have been the victim of a “random robbery”.
Police said they found recent pictures of Williams, a tattoo artist, wearing “the same or similar bright orange sandals” as Onfroy’s killer on his Instagram feed. Riva Motorsports staff also identified him from photographs.
No other arrests have been made but the sheriff’s office said it was seeking additional suspects in the murder investigation.
Williams appeared before Broward County judge Kim Theresa Mollica via video on Thursday afternoon.
Court records show Williams has been charged previously with several offences, including car theft, domestic violence, cocaine possession and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Some of the charges were dropped and he is not thought to have spent time in prison.