Arrest made in shooting death of rapper XXXTentacion

Pauline Gross
June 22, 2018

Homicide detectives arrested Pompano Beach resident Dedrick Devonshay Williams, 22, shortly before 7 pm on Wednesday evening. His real name was Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy.

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It is believed he planned to buy a motorcycle from the River Motorsports store in Deerfield Beach.

The Sheriff's Department initially announced that two armed suspects approached Onfroy while he was in his auto and one of the two suspects fired a weapon. His Louie Vuitton passenger bag was removed from the vehicle after he was fatally shot. We considered him part of the RIVA family and he will be deeply missed.

Williams went by the name Tattoman Chuckie.

Williams has been in trouble with the law before. At the time of his death, he was awaiting trial after being accused of kidnapping and assaulting his pregnant partner.

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In 2017, he was also arrested for possession of cocaine and possession of a weapon by a convicted felon after police searched his Pompano Beach apartment and found a loaded Glock and a baggie full of the drug; those charges were not prosecuted.

USA Today reports his most recent court appearance was in April where he was given probation. It does not appear, however, that he has served time in prison for these charges and some of them were dropped. As reported by TMZ, XXXTentacion is one of the people Williams followed. An initial police investigation reportedly confirmed that two black males shot the rapper.

They did not give a motive in announcing Williams' arrest but had previously said the shooting was an apparent robbery attempt.

You can see the records here. It is unclear whether police are still seeking a second suspect. His ex-girlfriend detailed the alleged abuse, which she said took place both before and during her pregnancy, in a Miami New Times story published just weeks before Onfroy's death. This is what led to internet sleuths to connect Solider Kidd and Solider Jojo to the shooting. The post shared two days after XXXTentacion's murder warned people not to make him angry.

"Don't piss me off u will never know wats next", he wrote on Facebook shortly before his arrest.

Other reports by GizPress

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