Police investigating the murder of XXXTentacion have arrested a 22-year-old suspect in Pompano, Florida.
The rising rapper was shot and killed during an apparent robbery on Monday (June 18). He was 20.
TMZ are reporting that homicide detectives in Florida have arrested 22-year-old Dedrick D. Williams, who was taken into custody yesterday evening (June 20) and charged with first-degree murder.
These reports have now been confirmed by the Broward County Sheriff’s Department, who retweeted a statement by the Broward Sheriff Office’s Public Information Officer. More official details about Williams’ charges are set to be released later today.
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
The reports follow a video which surfaced on social media last night – apparently filmed at a vigil for XXXTentacion – which showed the mother of the rapper telling mourners that she’d received a call from police in regards to the arrest of a suspect.
A lawyer for the late artist had said that police investigators believed that he was targeted at random, while two Florida-based rappers – Soldier Kidd and Soldier JoJo – were recently forced to deny any involvement in the murder.
Meanwhile, a “charity event” that the rapper was intending to put on prior to his death will still go ahead this weekend, according to his mother.