XXXTentacion: Suspect arrested in rapper murder case


Police have arrested a suspect in connection with the death of US rapper XXXTentacion.

The suspect, named as Dedrick Devonshay Williams, aged 22, is facing a charge of first-degree murder.

The 20-year-old musician, real name Jahseh Onfroy, was shot as he left a motorcycle dealership in south Florida on Monday and died later in hospital.

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.

Police have not said whether they are looking for other suspects, but there are reports that another two arrest warrants have been issued.

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Meanwhile an elderly couple faced death threats following social media rumours falsely linking them to the rapper’s death.

Police are guarding their home after a fan of the rapper posing as a pizza delivery man, tried to visit them.

Gina Carter, the public information officer for Broward County Sheriff’s Office, tweeted that Williams had been arrested at 19:00 local time (23:00 GMT) on Wednesday in the city of Pompano Beach.

More details of the arrest will be released later, she said.

Mr Williams has also been charged with a probation violation for theft of a motor vehicle and driving without a valid licence, the New York Daily News reports.