A Man Has Been Charged With The Murder Of Rapper XXXTentacion


The Broward County Sheriff's Office announced that they arrested 22-year-old Dedrick Williams Wednesday evening.

The warrant said Williams shot XXXTentacion on Monday outside a motorcycle store. He was booked on charges of first-degree murder and operating a vehicle without a license, in addition to a probation violation. His attorney, David Bogenschutz, said Tuesday that investigators told him XXXTentacion had visited a bank shortly before the shooting and possibly withdrew cash to buy a motorcycle at Riva Motorsports in Deerfield Beach.

"[Williams] has previous arrests for cocaine possession, weapons possession, domestic violence, aggravated assault with a firearm and grand theft auto", the report notes. He did not face jail time for any of these charges, some of which were dropped.

A Florida judge has ordered Williams to be held without bond.

Williams was expected to appear Thursday in Broward County Court.

A suspect was arrested in the death of rapper XXXTentacion, according to police.

The arrest was confirmed to the Daily News by Broward County Sheriff's Office Captain Robert Schakenberg.

Before allegedly committing the awful murder and being subsequently arrested, Dedrick Devonshay Williams-a local tattoo artist who went by the name "Tattooman Chucky"-apparently loved to flash money and jewelry all over social media, especially on Instagram".

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There are multiple suspects in the case and they were at large Friday night, a law enforcement source said.

But the rapper's musical success was largely overshadowed by his legal problems, which included him being accused of beating up his pregnant girlfriend in 2016.

XXXTentacion was a rising star.

He subsequently faced further charges, including harassment and witness tampering. "His latest album "?" premiered at No. 1 when it was released in March, according to Billboard.

However, despite his musical success, the Broward Country born-and-raised songwriter had a hard personal life and was often described as one of rap's most controversial artists.

The mum of chart-topping rapper XXXTentacion shared the image of the baby days after his death.

It's not known if she was referring to her son, but it certainly looks that way.

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