XXXTentacion: 22-year-old tattoo artist arrested in connection with rapper's murder

The rapper was shot to death on Monday at Deerfield Beach, Florida, while he was leaving a motorcycle dealershhip in his BMW sports vehicle.


                            XXXTentacion: 22-year-old tattoo artist arrested in connection with rapper's murder

Police have made the first arrest in connection with the murder of rapper XXXTentacion in Miami. A suspect named Dedrick Devonshay Williams, a 22-year-old tattoo artist, was arrested on Wednesday, around 7 pm, as per reports by the Broward County Sheriff's Office. "More details and his warrant will be released later today," the sheriff's office said in the statement.  

Williams faces charges of first-degree murder; he has also been charged with a probation violation for theft of a motor vehicle and driving without a valid licence

Williams' arrest wasn't announced until Thursday morning, but XXX's fans and mourners spread several videos all over social media by Wednesday night itself when news of the police contacting the late rapper's mother to inform about the arrest surfaced. 

Dedrick Devonshay Williams' mugshot released by The Broward County Sherriff. (Twitter)
Dedrick Devonshay Williams' mugshot released by The Broward County Sherriff. (Twitter)

Along with the arrest made, it also seems as if the police have identified several other people connected to the murder of XXX. TMZ's reports state a court clerk sharing that a judge has also signed off on two other arrests connected to the murder. There haven't been any other details regarding Williams' arrest released, but if posts from his Instagram account are to be taken into consideration, it showcases a young tattoo artist, who's obsessed with money. The photos on his account are mostly those of him showing off his tattoo work and posing with large wads of cash. 



His public records show several past run-ins with the law, including a list of at least 11 felony arrests for charges like cocaine possession, weapons possession, domestic violence and aggravated assault with a firearm. Back in 2014, he was also accused of holding a gun to his girlfriend's head. But it seems like he hasn't served any jail time for the slew of charges pressed against him, despite him currently being on probation for grand theft auto. He has also been recorded to have violated his probation once in the past — back in December 2016 — when he was caught with a firearm.



But in case of XXX's alleged murder, the rapper whose real name is Jahseh Onfroy, was believed to be leaving a motorcycle shop in Deerfield Beach, Florida, when he was shot to death. He was in his BMW sports car on Monday — in broad daylight — when two men approached his vehicle and shot him several times. 

The murder was believed to be a robbery gone wrong as per police reports since the armed men made off with a Louis Vuitton bag that was in the car. XXX's lawyer also stated that his client had withdrawn a large sum of money from the bank before visiting the dealership, which was probably to purchase a motorcycle.  As of now, it is still unclear f the cops are looking for a second suspect as The Broward County Sherriff hasn't yet commented on the topic.