A 22-year old man named Dedrick Williams of Pompano Beach has been arrested in the murder of rapper XXXTentacion.
His inmate record describes the charge as "murder dangerous depraved (without) premeditation." In many states, first-degree murder is premeditated, but Florida's law allows suspects to be charged with the crime if they commit a murder while perpetrating another felony, or if the murder is the result of dealing drugs.
At the time of his arrest, Williams was on probation until 2021 for grand theft motor vehicle, according to the Florida Department of Corrections. The murder was apparently a robbery, committed as XXXTentacion was leaving a motorsports store. The murder has brought up a lot of controversy within the hip-hop community, as performers like Kanye West have posted condolences on twitter. This has been countered by others talking about XXXTentacion's horrible domestic abuse history.
We will have more as it develops.