Following the arrest of 22-year-old Dedrick Devonshay Williams of Pompano Beach, Florida, on Wednesday night in connection with the murder of XXXTentacion, more details are beginning to emerge. An affidavit obtained by the New York Times claims that Williams and an accomplice followed Onfroy into the motorcycle dealership less than an hour before murdering him.
Detective John Curcio of the Broward County Sheriff’s Office detailed that surveillance video nearby the crime scene led them to local tattoo artist Dedrick Williams. The same orange sandals Williams was wearing at the time of the attack were also found on his Instagram page. Dealership employees then identified Williams’ involvement, allowing detectives to hone in on their main suspect and arrest Dedrick for murder charges in the first degree, a probation violation for theft of a car and driving without a valid license.
Minutes after X’s arrival on Monday at Riva Motorsports in Deerfield Park, Williams and another male followed him into the shop as one of the assailants ended up purchasing a mask from the store’s parts department, according to court documents. Once the 20-year-old rapper attempted to leave the dealership shortly before 4 p.m., an SUV controlled by Williams was blocking his exit.
Mr. Williams and an accomplice, who were then armed, got out of the vehicle and “demanded property” from Onfroy and “after a brief struggle,” XXXTentacion was fatally shot, according to Curcio. The men extracted a Louis Vuitton bag from X’s BMW and fled the crime scene.
Law enforcement is still searching for the second suspect in connection with XXXTentacion’s murder. Williams is slated to appear in criminal court on Monday (June 25).