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A Florida Man Has Been Arrested Over The Fatal Shooting Of Rapper XXXTentacion

XXXTentacion, born Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy, was gunned down near Miami on Monday.

Last updated on June 21, 2018, at 12:28 p.m. ET

Posted on June 21, 2018, at 9:45 a.m. ET

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A 22-year-old Florida man was arrested Wednesday night in connection with Monday's fatal shooting of rapper XXXTentacion, police said.

Dedrick Devonshay Williams was taken into custody shortly before 7 p.m. in Pompano Beach two days after the rapper, born Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy, was gunned down near Miami.

Dedrick Devonshay Williams
Broward County Sheriff's Office

Dedrick Devonshay Williams

XXXTentacion was motorcycle shopping Monday when, as he was leaving the dealership, two men drove up to his vehicle and opened fire in what appeared to be a robbery, but it is unclear if anything was stolen.

Authorities said they received a call of a shooting at the location at 3:57 p.m. XXXTentacion was transported to a hospital, where he was later pronounced dead. He was 20.

Williams has been charged with first-degree murder, a probation violation for motor vehicle theft, and driving without a valid license. Detectives are seeking additional suspects, officials said.

Prior to his death, XXXTentacion had been facing charges of domestic battery by strangulation, false imprisonment, and aggravated battery of a pregnant woman.

XXXTentacion's label, Caroline International, said in a statement to BuzzFeed News that the team was stunned by news of the death.

"Everyone at Caroline is shocked to learn of the tragic death of Jahseh Onfroy, professionally known as XXXTentacion," the label said. "We extend our heartfelt condolences to his family and loved ones."



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