A day after he was fatally shot in an apparent robbery, XXXTentacion’s team is breaking their silence.
In a statement, the late rapper’s manager Solomon Sobande, EMPIRE, Bob Celestin, Esq. and AKW PR confirm that the 20-year-old “tragically passed away from a gunshot wound in Deerfield, Florida.”
“XXXTentacion touched the lives of millions around the globe and will forever reside in the hearts of countless fans who listened to his music, attended his concerts, and felt the glow of his uncontainable, undeniable, and unique spirit. News about memorial services to be issued forthcoming.”
Family and friends have asked for privacy while they grieve. “In deference to his family, friends, and loved ones and in light of further investigation, we ask that their privacy be respected at this time.”
Police are searching for two suspects after Monday’s fatal shooting outside RIVA Motorsports, a motorcycle dealership in Deerfield Beach, Fla.
Two armed suspects approached XXXTentacion and at least one of them fired, before both suspects fled the scene in a dark SUV, reports USA Today. XXXTentacion’s lawyer, David Bogenschutz, said detectives believe he was shot in a random robbery while trying to purchase a motorcycle. Investigators said the rapper visited a bank and may have withdrew cash shortly before the shooting.
The Broward County Sheriff’s Office is offering a reward up to $3,000 for anyone with information leading to an arrest.