[UPDATE] July 11, 2018 12:56 p.m. EST The New York Times is reporting that a second suspect in the murder of XXXTentacion was arrested on July 5 on unrelated drug charges. Michael Boatwright, 22, was later served an arrest warrant for first-degree murder.
According to the Broward County Sheriff’s Office, Boatwright was one of two armed suspects who approached XXXTentacion in his car on June 18 in Deerfield, Florida, in an attempt to rob him.
For more on the updated story, visit The New York Times.
[UPDATE] June 23, 2018 5:49 a.m. EST Further details have emerged regarding the XXXTenatcion murder. According to new reports, Dedrick Devonshay Williams may not have been the actual shooter and the crime was premeditated with two other people involved rather than a “random robbery” as was initially reported in some quarters. Authorities also discovered that the alleged killer Williams was spotted on surveillance cameras at a local store purchasing a black neoprene mask prior to the murder. For more details, head here.
A suspect has been taken into custody by police in connection with the death of XXXTentacion. As the New York Daily News reports, 22 year-old Dedrick D. Williams was arrested on Wednesday by the Broward County Sheriff’s Department, booked for first-degree murder and driving without a license. Williams was also charged with a probation violation related to motor vehicle theft.
During a vigil Wednesday night in South Florida, the rapper’s mother announced to the crowd that she received word from the police that they’d made an arrest, as you can see in the footage below.
According to TMZ, Williams is currently being held without bail. XXXTentacion was killed the afternoon of Monday, June 18 while in his car parked outside a motorcycle dealership in Deerfield Beach, Florida. Several eyewitnesses reported at least two men fleeing the scene. His management has since released a statement on his sudden passing, saying the rapper “touched the lives of millions around the globe.”
This post will be updated as more information becomes available.