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May 19, 2019

LAPD fires rubber bullets into Los Angeles memorial for slain rapper XXXTentacion after crowd allegedly threw rocks and bottles at officers

June 20, 2018
XXXTentacion was shot and killed in South Florida Monday. (Larry Marano/REX/Shutterstock)

Hundreds of XXXTentacion fans converged in the Fairfax area of Los Angeles late Tuesday in a makeshift memorial for the rapper, who was shot and killed Monday, but the gathering quickly grew ugly.

About 300 people gathered to honor the controversial 20-year-old rapper, who, along with a wildly successful career, had an extensive rap sheet including domestic violence charges after allegedly beating up his pregnant girlfriend.

A Los Angeles Police Department spokesman told the Daily News that the crowd threw rocks and bottles at officers brought in to disperse the group. When fans failed to comply, officers fired 37mm rubber bullets into the area.

“They’re still trying to clear out the streets to bring order back,” the spokesman said around 10 p.m. Los Angeles time.

Some people were seen scaling a taco truck and nearby roofs, according to local TV station KTLA.

XXXTentacion was killed in a shooting outside a motorcycle dealership in South Florida Monday. The young rapper was taken to the hospital and pronounced dead, the Broward County sheriff’s office told The News.

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