Florida – A 22-year-old Florida man was arrested Wednesday night and charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of rapper XXXTentacion, according to Broward County authorities.
According to documents provided by the Broward County Sheriff’s Office the suspect Dedrick Devonshay Williams, 22, of Pompano Beach, was taken into custody just before 7 p.m. Wednesday.
He was charged on first-degree murder and operating a vehicle without a license, including violating his probation.
XXXTentacion, real name; Jahseh Onfroy was killed late Monday afternoon as he was leaving RIVA Motorsports in Deerfield Beach, Florida.
According to detectives Onfroy was approached by two armed men and saidcthe shooting could of been part of a robbery. The police have not made it clear if they are on the hunt for a second suspect.
The 20-year-old rapper was known for his controversy but nevertheless he was a rising figure in rap music.
At the time of his death he was awaiting trial on charges of aggravated battery of a pregnant woman, domestic battery by strangulation, false imprisonment and witness tampering. According to his ex-girlfriend who detailed explained and detailed the abuse said she the abuse took place before and during her pregnancy, this information was published by Miami New Times just two weeks before Onfroy’s death.
Onfroy, has pleaded no contest to previous charges of armed home-invasion robbery and batter. He was also known to get physically violent with his own fans, at his concerts.
Onfroy said once before in a interview that he brutally attacked a “homosexual” cellmate for just looking at him.
With many criticizing his violent behavior, music streaming services Spotify briefly removed XXXTentacion’s music from its curated playlists, but put them back in after protests by high-profile artists, including Kendrick Lamar, criticizing the move.
Many celebrities such as Kanye West, J. Cole and Diplo, expressed shock on social media following the rapper’s death and paid their condolences to the rising rapper.
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