The 20-year-old rapper was out shopping for motorcycles, as he was leaving the dealer, that's when the suspect allegedly ran up to the vehicle and shot him.
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He had been at RIVA Motorsports checking out inventory, sheriff's public information officer Keyla Concepcion said.
The 20-year-old Florida native witnessed national success as a rapper in his few years in the spotlight, he also saw multiple high-profile run-ins with the law, including allegations that XXXTentacion was abusive.
Police received a call at 3.57pm local time and XXXTentacion, born in Plantation, Florida, was taken to hospital but later pronounced dead. Investigators are still searching for the shooter (s), who they say may be driving a dark SUV. Witnesses said on Twitter that the rapper appeared to be "lifeless".
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On Twitter, his peers expressed shock and sadness.
Monday night, police were still combing through the rapper's auto as people watched from behind crime scene tape. At least one of them shot the rapper.
Despite a big fan following, XXXTentacion faced criticism from those who said his alleged mistreatment of women should be a career-stopper in a time when the #MeToo movement is demanding higher standards from men. I was really proud that art of that level was coming from this area. May the young live Long...
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Following the sudden death of rapper XXXTentacion on Monday, celebrities flooded social media to honor the late artist. After much backlash, the company went back on it's decision. According to TMZ, he was charged with eight new felonies in December, which were connected to accusations of witness tampering, while he was imprisoned on domestic violence charges.