A 22-year-old Florida man has been arrested and charged with murder in the death of rapper XXXTentacion, the Broward Sheriff’s Office announced Thursday.
Dedrick Williams was taken into custody on Wednesday at 7 p.m. in Pompano.
He was booked into the Broward County Main Jail and charged with first-degree murder, grand theft motor vehicle and driving without a valid license, according to the sheriff’s department’s inmate booking website.
The murder charge was described as “murder dangerous depraved without premeditation.”
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Williams is currently being held without bail on the murder and grand theft charges. His bond is $25 for the driving without a license count.
He was on probation at the time of his arrest after a previous auto theft conviction. He also had a temporary injunction filed against him for domestic violence in 2014.
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/p9tIE2tVzW
— Broward Sheriff (@browardsheriff) June 21, 2018
XXXTentacion, whose real name was Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy, died Monday after being fatally shot during an apparent robbery outside a motorcycle shop in South Florida.
Two armed men approached the 20-year-old performer as he sat in his black BMW i8, and at least one of them opened fire. The rapper was pronounced dead at a Fort Lauderdale-area hospital.
XXXTentacion was a rising star who had millions of streams on Spotify. His latest album, entitled “?” debuted at number one on the Billboard 200.
Despite his success, the rapper was awaiting trial for a 2016 domestic-abuse case after allegedly beating and threatening to kill his pregnant ex-girlfriend.