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Dedrick Devonshay Williams was taken into custody June 20, according to the Broward Sheriff’s Office.
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
Williams has been charged with first-degree murder of XXXTentacion (born Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy), who passed on June 18 in Deerfield Beach, Fla. He was just 20-years-old.
Williams has also been charged with probation violation for theft of a vehicle and driving without a valid license. He is being held without bail.
XXXTentacion was gunned down after 4.p.m. after leaving RIVA Motorsports. Police says that XXXTentacion was approached by two suspects who were armed. One of the men opened fire hitting the rapper.
TMZ reports that there are two more arrest warrants out for suspects. However, this has not yet been confirmed by the authorities.
Williams, 22, was caught posting a threat on Facebook days after the rapper’s death.
“Don’t piss me off u will never know wats next,” Williams posted.
The Pompano Beach, Fla. native is a father and a tattoo artist who goes by the nickname Chucky.
Before the arrest of Williams, rapper Soldier Kidd was the primary focus as a suspect by authorities.The MC posted a photo of food with a firearm on his lap within an hour of the incident near where it took place.
Soldier Kidd denied that he had any involvement with the murder of XXXTentacion. He took to Instagram to give his thoughts on people accusing him of the late rapper’s death.
“We out here handling business. We out here gettin’ money, bro. We don’t got no time for none of this shit goin’ on,” he said. “But listen, all my condolences go to the man’s family and what not. But I just gotta get on the ‘gram and let ya’ know what it is, you feel me? I ain’t had nothing to do with it but I’ma stay positive, keep my head up.”
XXXTentacion’s legacy will get a chance to live on. The late rapper was expecting a child with his girlfriend who has yet to be revealed.
XXXTentaction’s mother, Cleopatra Bernard revealed the news of a child on the way via Instagram.
“He left us a final gift,” Bernard wrote in the caption.
With a child on the way as his gift to the world, XXXTentacion has been receiving major love. Fans have been holding vigils across the country such as Florida and Los Angeles to honor his memory.
Dwayne Ricardo Onfroy, X’s father, spoke about his son’s passing. He thanked everyone for their thoughts and prayers during the family’s difficult time.
“I will mourn my child from Monday to Monday—seven days. And after seven days, I will forever celebrate my child’s life. All he accomplished. Everything and everyone he touched. I thank you all for your prayers and well wishes,” Onfroy said.
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