Police Make Arrest in XXXTentacion Murder

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Jahseh Dwayne Onfroy, 20, who went by the stage name pronounced "Ex Ex Ex ten-ta-see-YAWN", was gunned down Monday as he left an upscale motorcycle dealership near Fort Lauderdale where he was planning to make a purchase.

Charges for Williams, 22, include first-degree murder, a probation violation for theft of a auto motor vehicle and driving without a valid license. Police had surveillance videos to use to help catch the alleged murderer. One wore a red mask.

An official with the Broward County Sheriff's office confirmed authorities are still searching for additional suspects.

In 2017, he was also arrested for possession of cocaine and possession of a weapon by a convicted felon after police searched his Pompano Beach apartment and found a loaded Glock and a baggie full of the drug; those charges were not prosecuted.

Police won't say how they latched on to Williams as the suspect, but say they spotted him Wednesday night driving a 2004 silver Honda in Pompano Beach and pulled him over without a fight. This is what led to internet sleuths to connect Solider Kidd and Solider Jojo to the shooting. Since his tragic passing, the Broward County Sheriff's Department have been investigating the crime, and on June 21, they arrested a 22-year-old man for XXX's murder.

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Williams has a long list of legal issues in his past. The Associated Press found that he likely hasn't done any prison time.

In a statement, Onfroy's label Caroline Records said: "Everyone at Caroline is shocked to learn of the tragic death of Jahseh Onfroy, professionally known as XXXTentacion", it read.

At the time of the shooting this week, XXXTentacion was reportedly facing trial on multiple felony charges in connection with allegedly assaulting pregnant ex-girlfriend Geneva Ayala. Later charges included witness tampering. Friends, family, and babysitters raised the rapper. He said he used violence so she would engage with him.

"I just got the text just now from one of the detectives", she told the cheering crowd.

According to his lawyers, he returned to his vehicle after withdrawing money from a bank in Broward County, Florida, when the shooting took place.

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