22-year-old arrested for the murder of XXXTentacion

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Dedrick D. Williams is now being held in custody and the Broward County Sheriff's Department is charging the 22-year-old with first-degree murder, according to TMZ.

Broward County Sheriff's Office spokesperson Gina Carter said homicide detectives arrested Dedrick Devonshay Williams, 22, for the murder of Jahseh Onfroy in Pompano Beach shortly before 7 p.m. on Wednesday. The rapper, whose stage name is pronounced "Ex Ex Ex ten-ta-see-YAWN", was shot while in his sports auto. He is now reportedly facing charges of first-degree murder, driving without a valid licence and a probation violation for theft of a auto. Right now, he's being held at the Broward County Sheriff's Office.

Rapper Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy, who performed under the name Xxxtentacion, visits a Fort Lauderdale, Fla. radio station on May 26, 2017. He's been arrested for cocaine possession, weapons possession, domestic violence, and aggravated assault with a firearm. It does not appear, however, that he has ever done prison time for these charges and some of them were dropped. He is expected to appear in court on the probation violation charge at a later date.

An attorney for Williams was not listed in jail or court records.

In less than 72 hours since the passing of polarizing rapper XXXTentacion, an arrest has been made in the 20-year-old's killing.

Featured image released by the Broward County Sheriff's Office.

American rapper XXXTentacion was just 20 years old when he was killed earlier this month. After rising to fame on SoundCloud, authorities arrested the rapper on home invasion charges two years ago.

An arrest report says Dedrick Williams was arrested Wednesday after an officer spotted him driving a silver 2004 Honda. He notched a No. 1 album in March had a top 10 hit with Sad! Williams allegedly pointed a gun at his girlfriend's head in the domestic battery case.

Three days after the violent murder of XXXTentacion, many are still reeling at the talented artist's death. Bogenschutz, who spent hours with her at the hospital and at her son's house the night of his death, told USA TODAY she is the rapper's main survivor. He said Onfroy brushed aside repeated attempts to get him security.

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