Photo Revealed Of XXXTentacion's Arrested Murder Suspect

Photo Revealed Of XXXTentacion's Arrested Murder Suspect

Photo Revealed Of XXXTentacion's Arrested Murder Suspect

Dedrick Williams, a 22-year-old resident of Pompano Beach, Florida, was arrested in connection with the murder of famed rapper XXXTentacion.

No motive was announced in Williams' arrest but police have previously said the shooting was an apparent robbery attempt.

XXXTentacion, real name Jahseh Onfroy, was shot outside a motorcycle showroom on Monday and died later in hospital.

Broward Sheriff's Office homicide detectives arrested Dedrick Devonshay Williams, of Pompano Beach, Fla. for the murder of Jahseh Onfroy, also known as XXXTentacion. It is unclear whether police are still seeking a second suspect.

He was held without bond on first-degree murder charges at his first court hearing Thursday.

- Williams has ties to the rap scene in Broward County.

XXXTentacion's attorney, David Bogenschutz, said Tuesday that investigators told him the rapper had visited a bank shortly before the shooting and possibly withdrew cash to buy a motorcycle at Riva Motorsports in Deerfield Beach.

TMZ says some are speculating the mother might be XXXtentacion's ex-girlfriend Geneva Ayala, a survivor of injuries allegedly inflicted by the rapper. "He left us a final gift", Cleopatra Bernard wrote on a photo of a sonogram on Thursday, June 21, revealing that before his death, the rapper was expecting a baby.

However, despite his musical success, the Broward Country born-and-raised songwriter had a hard personal life and was often described as one of rap's most controversial artists.

At the time of his arrest, Williams was on probation until 2021 for grand theft motor vehicle, according to the Florida Department of Corrections.

"I've seen him riding them 4-wheelers", Slappy said. In that statement, the sheriff's office also noted it would offer a $3,000 reward for information that led to an arrest.

Onfroy's great-grandmother Corine Jones said she learned of her great-grandson's death when she got up to use the bathroom and turned on the television.

Several rappers took to social media to mourn the rising rapper's death.

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