A man has been booked for the murder of XXXTentacion, the 20-year-old rapper and singer who was shot as he left a motorcycle dealership and died later in the hospital on Monday in South Florida, the Broward Sheriff’s Office has confirmed.
Police arrested the suspect, 22-year-old rapper Dedrick Devonshay Williams , on Wednesday evening. He was detained after a car chase and booked for first-degree murder, according to TMZ. The Broward County records show that Williams was also cited for operating a vehicle without a valid driver’s license.
XXXTentacion, born Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy, had been leaving a motorsports store in Deerfield Beach when he was approached by two armed suspects and shot, the Broward County Sheriff’s Department has said,at least one of them shot him before both fled the scene in Deerfield Beach, 43 miles (69km) north of Miami, in a dark-coloured SUV.
Video posted on social media apparently showed Onfroy slumped in his car. A witness told celebrity news website TMZ that multiple shots had been fired outside the dealership.
The Broward County Sherriff’s Office had offered a $3,000 (£2,200) reward for any information about the killing.
Detectives believe the shooting to have been a random robbery, according to Onfroy’s lawyer
Often described as one of rap’s most controversial artists, he quickly rose to fame with two hit albums.
He was facing domestic violence charges after his pregnant ex girlfriend accused him of being abusive.
It is not clear whether police are looking for other suspects.