Police have arrested a suspect in the shooting death of XXXTentacion.
Dedrick D. Williams was taken into custody in Pompano Beach, Florida Wednesday under charges including first-degree murder and driving without a valid license, the New York Daily News reported. Williams was also charged with a probation violation related to a motor vehicle theft.
The 22-year-old is a tattoo artist from Florida. The young father reportedly bragged on Facebook following the rapper's death, according to Daily Beast. "Don’t piss me off u will never know wats next,” Williams wrote in a post on Wednesday.
Williams went to court on Thursday to hear the murder charges, and is now being held without bond due to probable cause, according to TMZ. He has previous arrests on his record for cocaine possession, weapons possession, domestic violence, aggravated assault with a firearm and grand theft auto. He’ll be in court on Monday to hear additional charges for probation violation.
XXXTentacion, whose real name was Jahseh Onfroy, was shot and killed Monday afternoon while leaving RIVA Motorsports in Deerfield Beach. In a subsequent statement, police said XXXTentacion had been shot after being approached by "two armed suspects in an apparent robbery." The men ultimately fled the scene in a "dark-color SUV." According to a separate TMZ report Thursday, two additional arrest warrants have also been issued in connection with the shooting, but those suspects haven't been taken into custody yet.
"Jahseh Onfroy—known worldwide as XXXTentacion—tragically passed away from a gunshot wound in Deerfield, Florida," reps for XXXTentacion said Tuesday. "It is with great sadness that the news is confirmed in this official statement by his team—manager Solomon Sobande, EMPIRE, Bob Celestin, Esq. and AKW PR. In deference to his family, friends, and loved ones and in light of further investigation, we ask that their privacy be respected at this time."
At the time of his death, XXXTentacion was awaiting trial on charges including domestic battery by strangulation and witness tampering. "Would I change anything about my journey?" he said in an interview with the Miami New Times earlier this month. "Fuck, no."