Who is Dedrick Williams? Man arrested for XXXTentacion’s murder revealed

Police in Broward County, Florida have arrested a suspect in the shooting of 20-year-old rapper XXXTentacion.

Dedrick Devonshay Williams, 22, is currently in police custody, according to the Broward Sheriff’s Office. Police took him into custody in Pompano Beach, Florida around 7pm ET Wednesday.

Williams and a second unidentified suspect ambushed XXXTentacion, real name Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy, outside RIVA Motorsports in Deerfield Beach, Florida on Monday. The rapper died after one of the suspects fired a bullet into his neck.

Dedrick Devonshay Williams has been arrested and charged in the shooting of XXXTentacion

Police are looking for additional suspects in the shooting death of XXXTentacion

Police are looking for additional suspects in the shooting death of XXXTentacion

Although initial reports said Onfroy was taken to the hospital in a ‘comatose’ state, investigators now believe he died instantly.

Williams is charged with first-degree murder without premeditation. He’s currently at Broward County Jail with no bond.

What else do you need to know about XXXtentacion’s death? Here’s the rundown.

Who killed XXXTentacion?

Police have charged Dedrick Devonshay Williams with XXXTentacion’s murder. Per his charges, Williams doesn’t appear to have been planning to kill the 20-year-old rapper.

Police said early in their investigation they believe the shooting was part of a random robbery. XXXTentacion’s lawyer confirmed that he was in Deerfield Beach, Florida to purchase a motorcycle on Monday.

He said that the rapper may have withdrawn cash to pay for the motorbike. XXXTentacion might have had the money inside a Louis Vuitton bag that was stolen from his car.

XXXTentacion shooter arrested

Police in Broward County, Florida took Dedrick Devonshay Williams into custody on Wednesday evening. He was found in Pompano Beach, Florida. He’s at Broward County Jail.

Williams was on probation for a grand theft auto charge at the time of his arrest.

Social media accounts believed to belong to Williams suggest he was working as a tattoo artist. He may be the father of two children.

The suspect was going to appear in court next week for a probation violation hearing, the NY Daily News reported.

According to the newspaper, Williams was charged with weapons and cocaine possession in November. He was also charged with aggravated assault with a firearm and domestic battery in 2014.

Williams reportedly held a gun to his girlfriend’s head.

Warrants have been issued for three additional suspects in XXXTentacion’s death. No additional arrests have been made.

XXXTentacion found alive in Ireland

Authorities confirmed XXXTentacion’s death on Monday shortly after the shooting occurred. Still, conspiracy theories have spread online claiming the rapper’s shooting was a stunt.

On Tuesday, old video footage of the rapper declaring: ‘Everybody got to chill the f**k out. No one said I’d died. Relax. I had to hurry up and f**king post so you didn’t think I was dead.

‘I don’t want any of my fans killing themselves. Calm the f**k down, calm your nipples. Calm the f**k down. Chill the f**k out. Okay?’

He ends the video by saying: ‘I’m not dead.’

The video was initially released in response to XXXTentacion pretending to hang himself on Instagram in 2017.

The Broward County Sheriff’s Department confirmed the troubled musician’s death on Twitter on Monday.

‘The adult male that was taken to the hospital has been pronounced dead,’ the police department wrote on Twitter. They identified the victim as XXXTentacion.

As days passed, additional claims surfaced that XXXTentacion turned up alive in Ireland after the shooting. He hasn’t, however.

XXXTentacion memorial

A vigil was held for XXXTentacion on Tuesday. The memorial service wasn’t the somber gathering organizers thought it would be, though.

Geneva Ayala, XXXTentacion’s ex-girlfriend and abuse accuser, attended the memorial. She later posted on Instagram that fans booted her from the memorial after about a half hour.

‘They kicked me out of the vigil. So damn disrespectful. I can’t believe people are that selfish,’ she wrote. ‘I wasn’t even there 25 minutes and I literally got pulled away from the memorial.’

She continued: ‘I just wanted to stay. I wasn’t bothering anyone. This is unfair. I’m absolutely devastated.’

Ayala claimed fans burned items she brought to the vigil.

‘I left those things for him…I can’t believe they’d do that,’ she posted alongside a picture of a pair of burnt headphones. 

She has since deleted the post.

A fight broke out during the vigil, too. Ayala tweeted a picture from that altercation, but quickly deleted it.

The fight was between two female fans. It was brief, according to The Blast.

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