The photo was likely shared to XXXTentacion's account by the rapper's mother, Cleopatra Bernard, who had shared the photo to her own Instagram account earlier in the day, as previously reported, and had shared information about a charity event via his account earlier this week.
Officials said the musician, whose real name is Jahseh Onfroy, was ambushed by two suspects as he left an upscale motor sports dealership Monday afternoon in his electric BMW. The 20-year-old rapper was motorcycle shopping when he was shot to death in the front seat of his vehicle.
Two suspects fled in a dark SUV according to the Broward County Sheriff's Office.
More details of the arrest will be released later, she said.
He recorded an infamous interview with the rapper in 2016 in which XXXTentacion talks at length about attacking a gay inmate while in prison.
"I will mourn my child from Monday to Monday, seven days, and after seven days, I will forever celebrate my child's life, all he accomplished (and) everything and everyone that he touched", Onfroy said. In many states, first-degree murder is premeditated, but Florida's law allows suspects to be charged with the crime if they commit a murder while perpetrating another felony, or if the murder is the result of dealing drugs. The late rapper said, "If I die, I will be born again".
According to his lawyers, he returned to his vehicle after withdrawing money from a bank in Broward County, Florida, when the shooting took place. "Just please stop tagging me in disrespectful threads and arguments", Ayala tweeted on Tuesday. He was charged with aggravated assault with a firearm and domestic battery in 2014 following an incident where he allegedly pointed a gun at his girlfriend's head. The controversial rapper was leaving a motorcycle dealership when a gunman suddenly went up to his auto and shot him. His mother rarely visited Onfroy, causing him to use violence to engage with her.
Several rappers took to social media to mourn the rising rapper's death.