Police arrest XXXTentacion murder suspect

Police have arrested a man in connection with the murder of rapper XXXTentacion.

XXXTentacion, who was said to be out shopping for motorcycles prior to his death, was shot by two men in a dark coloured SUV as he left the dealership shop in Fort Lauderdale.

The 20-year-old rapper, real name Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy, died in hospital from multiple shot wounds on Monday in South Florida.

Police have now arrested the suspect, a 22-year-old man named Dedrick Devonshay Williams.

According to reports in TMZ, Williams was arrested on Wednesday evening after he was detained following a car chase. The Broward County booked the man under the charge of first-degree murder.

XXXTentacion’s manager Soloman Sobande has also released an official statement following the death of the 20-year-old rapper: “On June 18, 2018, Jahseh Onfroy—known worldwide as XXXTentacion—tragically passed away from a gunshot wound in Deerfield, Florida,” the statement begins.

“In deference of his family , friends and loved ones and in light of further investigation, we ask that their privacy is respected at this time,” he added.

“XXXTentacion touched the lives of millions around the globe and will forever reside in the hearts of countless fans who listened to his music, attended his concerts, and felt the glow of his uncontainable, undeniable, and unique spirit.”

 

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