Broward County detectives are getting all the help they need from fans of XXXTentacion who jumped into action to track down the shooters minutes after the 20-year-old rapper was gunned down.
Law enforcement sources tell The Blast investigators are combing through a “ton of social media posts” sent in by citizens who believe they have legitimate leads on the suspects in the XXX murder.
One major lead being scrutinized is a Facebook post by a rapper from Georgia who posted at 12:56 PM on Sunday that “xxxTentacion gone get shot tomorrow.”
Another post shows a separate crew posing in front of what appears to be a gas station shortly after XXXTentacion died. The three men appear to be standing in front of a black SUV, similar to the one described as the suspect’s vehicle.
One of the same men in the gas station picture appears in another photo with a red mask, and social media detectives quickly connected that to the witnesses description of the shooter wearing a red mask underneath a purple hoodie.
However, after that photo went public and the men were identified by fans online, one of the guys posted a video denying his involvement in XXX’s death. It’s unclear if he’s been contacted by police yet.
As we reported, investigators are now offering a $3,000 reward for information leading to an arrest, and are continuing to follow up on all potential leads.