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 Onfroy’s lawyer also said his client had withdrawn a large sum before visiting the dealership, possibly to purchase a motorcyle.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’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.

The controversial young Florida rap star XXXTentacion is dead. Earlier today, an unidentified assailant shot him while he was shopping for motorcycles in Miami. He was rushed to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead by the Broward Co. Sheriff’s Department, according to TMZ. XXXTentacion was 20.

XXXTentacion was born Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy in the Miami suburb of Plantation. He spent his childhood in youth programs and living with his grandmother. In an attempt to protect his mother, he tried to stab a man when he was six years old, and he was later expelled from middle school for fighting. He dropped out of high school in 10th grade.

As a child, XXXTentacion was drawn to both rap and to nü-metal. He taught himself to play guitar and piano. While serving time in a juvenile detention center on a gun possession charge, he met fellow young Florida rapper Ski Mask The Slump God, and they began to rap together, forming the groups Very Rare and Members Only. He began posting music on SoundCloud in 2014.

XXXTentacion posted his song “Look At Me” on New Year’s Eve 2015. The song, a frantic lo-fi rap bromide, grew organically online, and it really took off early in 2017, after XXXTentacion accused Drake of stealing his “Look At Me” flow on the More Life track “KMT.” The song gained much of its popularity when XXXTentacion was in jail, awaiting bail on charges of false imprisonment, witness tampering, and aggravated battery of his pregnant girlfriend.

XXXTentacion released two albums, last year’s 17 and this year’s ?. They’re both short, angry, jagged records, and they combine lo-fi rap with metal, emo, neo-soul, and indie rock. XXXTentacion rapped about mental illness, depression, and suicidal ideation. That frankness, combined with some version of outlaw appeal, probably contributed to XXXTentacion’s huge and cultlike fanbase. ?debuted at #1, while 17 debuted at #2.

But whatever the merits of XXXTentacion’s music, his public image will always be tied up with violence and misogyny. Last year, Pitchfork posted a truly harrowing account of the domestic violence charges against XXXTentacion. His live shows were notoriously violent, and some of that violence was directed at him.

Last month, Spotify removed XXXTentacion’s music from its promoted playlists, then reversed its position after a backlash. XXXTentacion was still facing charges, and possible decades in prison, from those alleged assaults, as well as witness-tampering charges, at the time of his death. Recently, he was placed under house arrest, though he was let out to tour. His tremendous popularity raised all sorts of concerns, and his death resolves none of them. His legacy will always be a complicated, tangled thing.


Sherita Dixon-Cole, 37, claimed through a high-profile civil rights lawyer that Texas Highway Trooper Daniel Hubbard raped her during a traffic stop Sunday.

Her story was picked up by blogger Shaun King, who quoted Hubbard as telling Dixon-Cole: ‘why don’t you just give me some of that sweet p***y’.

Attorney Lee Merritt alleged that the officer groped and vaginally penetrated the woman.

Texas Department of Public Safety on Tuesday released two-hour body camera video, which showed no evidence of misconduct on Hubbard’s part.

Merritt later released a statement apologizing to Hubbard and his family and taking responsibility for amplifying Dixon-Cole’s false claims.

There have been sports fashion icons in the past. There are people in all aspects of sports making either the “best dressed” list or the “what is that?” list.

When players walk out of the locker room, they know the public will be watching—from Chris Paul to James Harden and of course Lebron James. What about the playoffs? How do you think they’ve done with their before and after the game outfits?

On the Factor to talk about this is Houston fashion

editor Joy Sewing, fashion expert Todd Ramos and Louis Hunter.

Charges have been filed against a suspect arrested in a crash in which a Houston police officer was injured at 12300 Gulf Freeway (South Interstate Highway 45) service road about 2:25 a.m. on Sunday (May 20).

The suspect, Jeremy Rene Leos (H/m, 27), is charged with intoxication assault-serious bodily injury of a peace officer in the 263rd State District Court.

A booking photo of suspect Leos is attached to this news release.

HPD Officer C. Brothers suffered two broken wrists and was transported to Memorial Hermann Southeast Hospital, where he was treated and released.  Officer Brothers is assigned to the Clear Lake Patrol Division and was sworn in as an officer in January 2017.

HPD Vehicular Crimes Division Sergeant D. Griffiths and Officer F. Flynn reported:

Officer Brothers was investigating a prior accident at the above address and advised the reportee the investigation would have to be moved to a safer location.  As Officer Brothers was placing the reportee in his patrol vehicle and attempted to buckle him in, he heard screeching tires and saw a white Dodge Ram pickup truck heading toward him.  The pickup truck then struck Officer Brothers and his patrol vehicle.  The driver of the pickup truck (Leos) then attempted to flee the scene on foot but was taken into custody with assistance from the HPD K-9 Unit and other responding officers.  Officer Brothers was transported by HFD paramedics to the hospital.  Leos was determined to be intoxicated and subsequently charged.

A shooter is in police custody and another suspect has been detained following a shooting that left multiple people dead and others injured at Santa Fe High School in Texas.

Texas Governor Greg Abbott says at least 10 people are dead and 10 people are injured, most of the students, after shots were fired Friday morning at SFHS, located about 30 miles south of Houston.

Dimitrios Pagourtzis, 17, who is a student at the school, has been arrested and charged with Capital Murder in the shooting. He is being held without bond.

A person of interest, who has only been identified as a student, has also been detained.

A Santa Fe ISD police officer, who just retired from the Houston Police Department, has also been critically injured in the shooting.

Possible explosive devices have also been located at the school and off campus. Law enforcement is working to render them safe.

The FBI, ATF, Texas Department of Public Safety, and local law enforcement including Santa Fe PD, Galveston County Sheriff’s department and Harris County Sheriff’s Office are all on the scene, after reports of shots fired came in just before 8 a.m. Friday.

Ambulances along with LifeFlight have transported victims to local hospitals.

The University of Texas Medical Branch reports that they are treating three patients, two adults, and one under 18 years old.

Students say they witnessed the shooter open fire inside an art class. Multiple students were struck by in that classroom.

The Western Conference duel is set.

The Houston Rockets and Golden State Warriors, the top two teams in the regular season, punched their tickets Tuesday night to the West finals with victories in Game 5 for each of their series.

Houston eliminated Utah, 112-102. Golden State beat New Orleans, 113-104.

Here is a look back at how it happened Tuesday night, a look ahead to Wednesday’s Celtics-76ers fifth game and what is going on with the idle Cavaliers.

Houston BCycle will offer free rides from each of its 60 Houston-area bike share stations on Bike to Work Day, Friday, May 18th, 2018. With the support of their official healthcare partner, CHI St. Luke’s Health, Houston BCycle’s promotion will go to support Houston’s growing bike community on an internationally-celebrated bike advocacy day.

“We’re thrilled to offer everyone a chance to use bike sharing on Bike to Work Day,” said Henry Morris, Marketing & Communications Manager at Houston BCycle. “Since launching our partnership with CHI St. Luke’s Health, our riders have been collectively burning millions of calories each month on our bikes. We hope that a day of free rides will introduce even more people to biking as a healthy, fun, and sustainable transit option.”

On May 18th, anyone will be able to walk up to a Houston BCycle kiosk, swipe their credit card to create a guest account, and check out a bike for free by using the promotional code 51818.

While there is no cap on how many times the code can be used, rides that last longer than 30 minutes will incur a $3.00 overage fee for each additional 30-minute period. As always, riders can dock their bikes at any Houston BCycle station to end their trip.

Houston BCycle’s free trips will also support those attending City of Houston’s official Bike to Work Day event on Friday the 18th. With opening remarks beginning at 7:00 AM, attendees will embark on a 20 minute, 3-4 mile celebratory bike ride to begin and end at Hermann Square in front of City Hall–which has its own Houston BCycle station.