Rapper XXXTentacion was fatally shot in a robbery gone bad, according to police sources. He was 20.
The Broward County, Florida Sherriff’s Office confirmed his death on Monday via Twitter.
“The adult male that was taken to the hospital has been pronounced dead … The adult male victim has been confirmed as 20 year old Jahseh Onfroy aka rapper #XXXTentacion,” a tweet from the account read.
According to TMZ, a gunman shot XXX outside a motorcycle dealership in Deerfield. He was transported to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead. A Louis Vuitton bag was reportedly stolen from his vehicle.
A Twitter user by the name of Vanessa Riley first reported on the shooting, giving a recount of the tragic event on the microblogging platform.
According to Vanessa, her father’s friend was at the same dealership as XXX, who was there buying a motorcycle. Shortly after XXX left the Floridan business, a gunman approached the “?” rapper and shot him. A video accompanied with the tweets shows bystanders checking for a pulse on the rapper, who is seen slumped over.
XXXTentacion was controversial in life, as he was set to stand trial for several offenses, including domestic violence and kidnapping charges involving his ex-girlfriend, this year.
Miami Times recently published a profile on XXX, where those closest to the rapper spoke of his upbringing and rise as a rapper. XXX also gave insight into his violent outbursts, including one incident where he threatened to kill his cellmate.