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Police arrested suspect in XXXTentacion shooting

June 22, 2018  |  Posted by: Francesca Falzarano
Police arrested suspect in XXXTentacion shooting

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A man has been taken into custody in connection with the murder of rapper XXXTentacion, authorities revealed on Thursday.

Broward County sheriff’s deputies in Pompano Beach arrested 22-year-old Dedrick D. Williams, on Wednesday on charges of first-degree murder.

Williams was serving probation for grand theft auto when he was arrested and was also charged with violating probation and driving without a license, ABC News reported.

He is in custody without bail and is appearing in court on Thursday.

The 20-year-old rapper, whose name was Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy, was shot and killed in the middle of the day in Deerfield, Florida on Monday.

News of Williams’ arrest first went viral on social media on Wednesday night, with the emergence of footage of Onfroy’s mother, Cleopatra Bernard Onfroy, indicated that an investigator texted her about a break in the case.

“I’m at X mom’s house & they just arrested the shooter,” the caption of the Snapchat video, which was posted on other social media platforms, said.

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