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Newly Released Audio Recording & Details About Rapper XXXTentacion's Official Cause Of Death

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Newly Released Audio Recording & Details About Rapper XXXTentacion's Official Cause Of Death

While we are still wondering who killed 20-year-old rapper XXXTentacion in a drive-by shooting in Miami on Monday, June 18, it appears we now at least know his official cause of death: a gunshot wound to the neck.

He is believed to have died almost immediately, arriving at the hospital in a state police classified as a "level 1 trauma, gunshot wound," his condition further described as "comatose."

Amid the onslaught of conspiracy related death theories circulating online, a new report from TMZ, who first broke the story of his murder earlier this week, answers the key question of how he died, revealing an eye witness account that "a bullet struck XXX in the neck — and he went immediately limp — losing all signs of life, including pulse."

In addition to the the anonymous witness statement, TMZ acquired this audio recording from police dispatch:


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Listening to the audio, one can hear several details of the circumstances surrounding the shooting, including a description of both cars involved.

  • "Several gunshots, possibly drive-by"
  • "No description on the subject"
  • "Someone in a black BMW 3X"
  • "Witness advised a black Dodge Journey is the subject vehicle ... shot somebody in a black BMW"


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On the day the events in question occurred, local news sources reported that "the rapper, born Jahseh Onfroy, had been rushed to a hospital [by ambulance after police] received a phone call reporting the shooting at 3:57 p.m. They dispatched a public information officer," and the Broward Sheriff's Office (BSO) "pronounced him dead around 5:40 p.m."

They also shared that, at the time, "Witnesses on the scene posted graphic images of the rapper motionless in the driver's seat of a BMW."

Police statements revealed the following additional information about the crime:

  • "A BSO spokesman confirmed that just before 4 p.m., the 20-year-old victim was leaving Riva Motorsports when he was approached by two armed suspects."
  • "At least one of the suspects fired a gun, striking Onfroy. The pair then fled in a dark-colored SUV. The rapper was transported to Broward Health North as a 'Level 1' trauma patient and was comatose upon arrival. Within an hour, he was pronounced dead."
  • "Detectives say the incident appears to have been a robbery. According to TMZ, witnesses said a Louis Vuitton bag was taken from the rapper's car. Video shows BSO deputies responding to the scene."
  • "The shooter, allegedly wearing a red mask, escaped in a black Dodge Journey along with another suspect. Both men were reportedly wearing hoodies."


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While conspiracy theories sounding the rapper's death have implicated Drake, Soldier Kidd and Soldier JoJo, and some even believe XXX might still be alive and that he possibly faked his own death, the investigation is ongoing, and this is all we know from authorities for now.


The artist always pays the price #ripxxxtentacion

A post shared by lilduval (@lilduval) on Jun 18, 2018 at 3:38pm PDT


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