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XXXTentacion’s Murder: Police arrests 22-year Old Suspect



Dedrick Williams

Dedrick D. Williams, a 22-year old tattoo artist has been taken into custody by the Broward County’s Sheriff department over the alleged murder of rapper XXXTentacionTMZ reports.

The arrest was made on Wednesday evening on the counts of first degree murder, a probation violation for car theft, and driving without a valid license. During a vigil Wednesday night in South Florida, XXXTentacion’s mother told family and friends she’d just gotten notice from police that they’d made the arrest.

Williams has previous arrest records for cocaine possession, weapons possession, aggravated assault with a firearm and domestic violence. According to arrest records, he has at least 11 felonies.

According to the police, Williams was taken into custody on Wednesday before 7pm in Pompano Beach, Florida and is currently being held in the Broward County Jail.

Photo Credit: Broward Sheriff’s Office


  1. olorire

    June 21, 2018 at 5:05 pm

    i never knew this rapper before his death but it got to me seriously. this young man is just 20years old for christ sake, he was not even terminally ill or something yet his like was cut shot. i had the feeling that it couldnt just have been a robbery its probabyl gang related! i will wait and see as this story unfolds….this brings me to the issue of theses rappers especially the black ones…they have so much power and influence but they would never do anything to be inspirational to young black americans who grew up in vulnerable homes!! you would never hear them speaking out against gang violence, drug use, women etc always promoting victimhood. America is not the same!! if it was the same there wont be so many rich black athletes and musicians…..i have so much to say!!! honestly. i cannot respect Jayz, beyonce and co…..

    • Anon

      June 21, 2018 at 5:56 pm

      Some rappers do – Kendrick Lamar, Lupe Fiasco, Common, Chance The Rapper…

      Same thing with me, I had never heard of him until he was shot and then died. People on Twitter mentioned it and I saw it in my feed..

    • kemi

      June 22, 2018 at 4:38 am

      This guys tatoo looks like what the rapper has too, are you sure its not a cult?

  2. olorire

    June 21, 2018 at 5:09 pm

    if you check out most big corporations with black people at the top especially in silicon valley…jost of them are Nigerian, ghanaian etc very few are black americans….just just sad

    • Manny

      June 22, 2018 at 10:01 pm

      Not true. Myth perpetuated by Africans.
      Pls expand your network .. there are many many successful African-Americans in the corporate world.

  3. Dayo

    June 21, 2018 at 6:36 pm

    Interesting how no one here seems to be berating the police foe “parading” the picture of this suspect. Hmmmm.

    @olorire, as Anon already noted, there are many rappers highlighting social ills, but most rappers are relatable because they simply relay the REALITIES of a great majority of the (black) population in America. It’s not pretty but it’s authentic! I just hope they would generally be less misogynistic. Meanwhile, you obviously grossly underestimate the number of successful African-Americans (obviously there is room to do a lot better). Nonetheless, African corporate climbers have been raised under drastically different social conditions and circumstances (even those who were raised in the States or raised relatively poor in Africa), but be rest assured that a large platform for their progress has been the advocacy, struggle and blood of African-Americans for racial diversity and justice. Even something like the Diversity Visa Lottery (under which many of the families of those Nigerians and Ghanaians got to the US in the first instance) was the product of African-American advocacy (even though it never benefited them). We Africans actually have a lot to be thankful to “Black” Americans for.

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