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SUNRISE (CBSMiami) – On the day that fans of local rapper XXXTentacion say their final goodbyes at a public memorial service the Broward Sheriff’s Office announced that they are looking for a person in interest in the case.
The sheriff’s department said they would like to to speak with 22-year-old Robert Allen.
Last week, XXXTentacion was shot and killed outside the Riva Motorsports store in Deerfield Beach.
The 20-year-old, whose real name is Jahseh Onfroy, was killed as he left the store. The sheriff’s office said he was ambushed by two suspects as he left in his electric BMW. He was shot and killed in the front seat.
Onfroy’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 motorcycle. Witnesses say the suspects stole a Louis Vuitton bag and fled in a dark SUV.
The sheriff’s office has made an arrest in the case.
Dedrick Williams, 22, was taken into custody last Wednesday night in Pompano Beach and charged with first degree murder. Williams is also charged with probation violation for a previous grand theft charge and driving without a valid license, records show. He is being held without bail.
To his fans, XXXTentacion had skyrocketed to fame in recent months after building an audience on the online platform SunCloud. There has been an outpouring of support since his murder.
Wednesday morning fans lined up for his open casket memorial at the BB&T Center in Sunrise.
No cell phones or cameras were allowed inside.