XXXTentacion Dead at 20 … Shot in S. Florida
4:07 PM PT — The Sheriff’s Dept. just released a statement saying XXX was approached by two armed suspects as he left the dealership. They say at least one of the suspects fired their gun, striking XXX. Cops say they believe the incident was a possible robbery.
2:40 PM PT — Broward Co. Sheriff’s Dept. says XXXTentacion has been pronounced dead.
According to the dispatch call the suspects were described as 2 black males wearing hoodies, and the shooter was wearing a red mask.
The car has been confirmed as a black Dodge Journey, with dark tint and black wheels.
2:14 PM PT — Witnesses told cops a Louis Vuitton bag was taken from XXX’s vehicle.
1:57 PM PT — Additional dispatch audio has revealed XXX was transported as a “Level 1” trauma patient … dispatchers described him as comatose.
1:48 PM PT — According to dispatch audio — the incident was a possible drive-by — dispatchers named a black Dodge Journey as the possible getaway.
1:35 PM PT — The Broward Co. Fire Dept. tells us XXX has been rushed to a hospital. Witnesses say they heard multiple shots fired. His condition is unknown at this point.
XXXTentacion was shot Monday — TMZ has learned — and an eyewitness tells us he appeared lifeless with no pulse.
The 20-year-old rapper was shopping for motorcycles in South Florida and, as he was leaving the motorcycle dealer, a gunman ran up to his vehicle and shot him.
XXX was in his share of feuds … but, as far as we know, there were no ominous fights between him and anyone else.
He’s had serious legal trouble … he’s awaiting trial for domestic violence against his pregnant girlfriend. He’s facing more than a dozen felony charges. Prosecutors accused him of witness tampering.
XXX was on house arrest, but the judge recently let him out so he could tour.
XXX was well respected by other artists for his musical talent. Shortly after news of his death, Kanye West reacted.
rest in peace 🙏🙏🙏 I never told you how much you inspired me when you were here thank you for existing pic.twitter.com/QU7DR3Ghbw
— KANYE WEST (@kanyewest) June 18, 2018
He’d had real success in his brief career — his last album debuted at #1.
Last year he got jumped by a bunch of guys in L.A., and initially thought Migos was responsible. He later apologized to them, but he told us the incident did not shake him enough to increase his security detail.