An arrest has been made in the shooting death of up-and-coming rapper XXXTentacion.
On Wednesday, cops took Dedrick D. Williams into custody in connection to the rapper’s death, the New York Daily News confirmed.
The 22-year-old faces charges of first-degree murder, driving without a valid license and a probation violation for theft of a car.
Police believe the murder was a robbery-gone-wrong, since the two men made off with a Louis Vuitton bag. Onfroy’s lawyer also said his client had withdrawn a large sum before visiting the dealership, possibly to purchase a motorcyle.
It’s unclear if cops are still looking for a second suspect. The Broward County Sheriff’s Office did not return DailyMail.com’s requests for comment Thursday morning.
A parade of mourners on Tuesday visited the spot outside the Riva Motorsports where the rapper was gunnned down.
They placed candles, flowers and teddy bears on the sidewalk near the spot. They decorated 100 yards of sidewalk with chalk art including messages of sympathy and loss such as ‘Feel for you XXX’ and ‘4evr Young’.
Myles O’Hara, 17, and Aaron Gavin, 20, sat on the curb, solemnly staring at the ground, mostly ignoring the people who moved past. They said they admired XXXTentacion because he was a local kid who rose from rough circumstances and was making a positive contribution.
‘He had some legal allegations before, but the last year he had only been a positive influence on people’s lives, making hit Billboard songs,’ O’Hara said. ‘He has been a kind person. You could look at his face and smile and he was just a normal kid like us … His style is almost hard to explain. He had an angry tone. He meant everything he said, even the most simplistic words. It just came off his tongue like nothing. He was speaking his mind.’
Gavin said unlike other rappers whose songs emphasize buying expensive merchandise, XXXTentacion rapped about his emotions.
‘X talked about how he felt instead of materialistic things like owning this car, this car, this house, this house,’ Gavin said.