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Suspect arrested in rapper XXXTentacion murder case

A 22-year-old has been arrested in connection with the shooting of rising rap star XXXTentacion in Florida.

The Broward Sheriff's Office said in a statement that Dedrick Devonshay Williams of Pompano Beach was arrested and charged with murder Wednesday evening in connection with XXXTentacion's death.

The up-and-coming US rapper, whose given name was Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy, was gunned down in Deerfield Beach, Florida on Monday after leaving an upscale motorcycle dealership. 

It was a violent end to a brief music career that was fraught with controversy. The 20-year-old musician was facing charges of domestic violence at the time of his murder.

Read more: Rapper XXXTentacion shot dead in Florida

Authorities had originally said two suspects had ambushed the rapper in what was an apparent robbery attempt.

als/rls  (AP, Reuters)


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