BREAKING: Arrest Made In Killing of XXXTentacion [Details Here]
Rapper XXXTentacion was shot and killed in his vehicle on Monday in Deerfield, FL. A suspect in that murder has now been arrested, according to BBC.
The suspect is 22-year-old Dedrick D Williams, who faces a charge of first-degree murder.
XXXTentacion, real name Jahseh Onfroy, was sitting in his car having left a motorcycle dealership on Monday afternoon. Witnesses saw a dark-coloured SUV pull up alongside Onfroy’s vehicle before at least one of them opened fire, hitting and killing Onfroy.
It is not clear if police are looking for other suspects.
The arrest was confirmed by Gina Carter, the public information officer for Broward County Sheriff’s Office, on Twitter.
In just more than 48 hours, #BSO homicide detectives arrested Dedrick Devonshay Williams for the murder of Jahseh Onfroy, also known as XXXTentacion. Williams (dob 3/23/96) was taken into custody shortly before 7p.m. in Pompano. More details will be released later today. pic.twitter.com/OkP2usoqNH
— Gina Carter (@bso_gina) June 21, 2018
BREAKING: XXXTentaction Officially Pronounced Dead
Broward County Sheriff’s Department shared that XXXtentacion has been officially pronounced dead.
Earlier today, XXXtentacion was shot in his vehicle in Deerfield Beach, about 40 miles north of Miami in Florida. He was reportedly shopping for motorcycles when an unknown assailant ran up and shot him in his car. He was transported to a hospital nearby, where he’s since passed away.
XXXtentacion confirmed dead by police
#BreakingNews The adult male that was taken to the hospital has been pronounced dead.
— Broward Sheriff (@browardsheriff) June 18, 2018
The report first came in at 3:57pm local time. Broward Co. Sheriff’s Dept. called the incident a possible driveby in a dispatch communication. TMZ reports that the “suspects were described as 2 black males wearing hoodies, and the shooter was wearing a red mask.
“The car has been confirmed as a black Dodge Journey, with dark tint and black wheels.”
XXX has still not been mentioned by name by the Broward Co. Sheriff’s Dept., at least not on Twitter, but the timing of the reports and eyewitness accounts of the shooting match.