FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – The Latest on a suspect arrested in rapper XXXTentacion’s shooting death (all times local):
A Florida judge has ordered a suspect in the killing of rapper XXXTentacion (Ex Ex Ex ten-ta-see-YAWN) to be held without bond.
Twenty-two year old Dedrick Williams of Pompano Beach appeared before Broward County Judge Kim Theresa Mollica via video Thursday afternoon. He wore an orange jumpsuit and didn’t speak during the minutes-long hearing.
Williams is charged with first-degree murder without premeditation, a probation violation and for not having a valid driver’s license. Mollica ordered Williams to be held without bond.
Williams also was scheduled to appear Monday before a different judge regarding the probation violation charge that stems from a 2014 grand theft auto case.
A Florida sheriff’s office says a traffic stop led to the arrest of one suspect in the killing of rapper XXXTentacion.
Broward Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Veda Coleman-Wright said in a statement Thursday that homicide detectives also were seeking additional suspects in the death of the 20-year-old rapper, whose stage name is pronounced “Ex Ex Ex ten-ta-see-YAWN.”
An arrest report says Dedrick Williams was arrested Wednesday after an officer spotted him driving a silver 2004 Honda. The report says William was alone in the car and driving without a license. He was arrested on an active felony warrant.
Williams was expected to appear Thursday in Broward County Court. He faces a charge of first-degree murder without premeditation.
The rapper was shot Monday in his sports car as he left an upscale motor sports dealership.
Florida authorities say they’ve arrested a man in the shooting death of rapper XXXTentacion.
The Broward Sheriff’s Office said in a news release sent Thursday morning that 22-year-old Dedrick Devonshay Williams of Pompano Beach was arrested shortly before 7 p.m. Wednesday.
The 20-year-old rapper was ambushed by two suspects as he left an upscale motor sports dealership Monday afternoon. The rapper, whose stage name is pronounced “Ex Ex Ex ten-ta-see-YAWN,” was shot while in his sports car.
Williams is charged with first-degree murder without premeditation. He’s being held without bond in the Broward County Jail.
An attorney isn’t listed on jail records.