Suspect arrested in killing of rapper XXXTentacion

Police have arrested a suspect in the fatal shooting of young rapper XXXTentacion.

Homicide detectives arrested Dedrick Devonshay Williams of Pompano Beach, Florida, in connection with the slaying of the up-and-coming rapper, whose real name was Jahseh Onfroy, according to a statement from the Broward County Sheriff’s Office.

Williams was taken into custody Wednesday evening in Pompano Beach, the statement said.

The Florida-born rapper was leaving a Deerfield Beach motorsports dealership at around 4 p.m. when two armed men approached him and opened fire in an apparent robbery attempt, police said.

His lawyer, David Bogenschutz, told South Florida’s Sun-Sentinel newspaper that police were investigating the killing as a “random robbery.”

“I think he went to the bank before it happened,” he said. “I think the determination was that he wanted to buy a motorcycle, but [detectives] are not discounting any theory.”

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