A suspect in the killing of famed rapper XXXtentacion has been arrested, according to New York Times. The 22-year-old man by the name of Dedrick Devonshay Williams has been charged with first-degree murder without premeditation for the shooting death of Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy, the 20-year-old rapper’s real name. The arrest came on Thursday, June 21 during a traffic stop.
The murder of South Florida rapper XXXTentacion is still fresh in people’s minds. Since the tragic incident occurred, fans and friends have poured out their emotions on social media as well as on the streets to honor the slain artist. X met his fate by the hands of two assailants as he was shot in a robbery. The suspects were riding in a dark-colored SUV when the crime was committed at a Deerfield Beach motorcycle dealership in Miami.
XXXTentacion was pronounced dead shortly afterward at approximately 5:30 p.m. EST.
In today’s arrest, a judge ordered that suspect, Dedrick Devonshay Williams be held without bond. Other suspects who might be involved in the shooting are still being investigated. Prosecutors have not alleged a motive, reports say, although an apparent robbery did take place as stated in first official reports.
Following his death, XXXTentacion’s team issued an official statement.