Murder suspect arrested in investigation into death of rapper XXXTentacion

  • Police arrested 22-year-old Dedrick D. Williams on Wednesday on suspicion of the first-degree murder of rapper XXXTentatcion.
  • The rapper, whose real name was Jasheh Onfroy, was shot and killed in his car outside of a motorsports store in Deerfield Beach, Florida on Monday, at the age of 20.
  • TMZ reported that a judge signed arrest warrants for two other suspects on Thursday.

A suspect has been arrested in connection to the death of rapper XXXTentacion, TMZ and The New York Daily News reported.

Police took 22-year-old Dedrick D. Williams into custody on Wednesday evening on suspicion of first-degree murder, both outlets reported, citing local police.

The arrest came two days after XXXTentacion, whose real name was Jahseh Onfroy, was shot and killed in his car outside of a motorsports store in Deerfield Beach, Florida.

The Broward County sheriff’s department said on Monday that Onfroy, 20, was approached and shot by two men in an apparent robbery. The men then allegedly fled in a dark coloured SUV.

Charges against Williams include first-degree murder, a probation violation for theft of a car motor vehicle, and driving without a valid licence, Broward County sheriff’s office captain Robert Schakenberg told the New York Daily News.

According to TMZ, a judge signed arrest warrants for two other suspects in the case on Thursday. Those suspects have not yet been apprehended.

At the time of his death, Onfroy was awaiting trial for a 2016 domestic-abuse case. He faced charges of aggravated battery of his pregnant girlfriend, domestic battery by strangulation, false imprisonment, and witness tampering.

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