XXXTentacion Fought to His Death With Masked Gunmen Who Targeted Him Before Murder

New evidence in the investigation into XXXTentacion’s shooting death has revealed details about his murder, including XXX being targeted by his killers, how the rapper struggled for his life before he was fatally shot, and how police eventually collared one of the men responsible for his death.

According to a detective’s sworn affidavit, the 20-year-old’s killers were tracking him in his final moments Monday afternoon (Jun. 18).

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The affidavit states that the main suspect in the shooting, 22-year-old tattoo artist Dedrick Williams, and another man followed XXX into RIVA Motorsports before shooting and robbed him in his car less than a half hour later. The court documents also say that XXXTentacion (real name: Jahseh Dwayne Onfrey) was specifically targeted in the attack.

Surveillance footage from outside the motorcycle shop, as well as from inside the business, captured two men entering the dealership while XXXTentacion shopped. The CCTV video also recorded the moment he was ambushed while leaving the bike shop’s parking lot.

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Onfroy had brought a friend along with him to browse at the dealership where he was a regular customer. What happened to his passenger, and why the rapper was targeted, were not described in the court docs. Onfroy’s attorney, David Bogenschutz—who had previously warned XXX to become more aware of his security—said he believes his client had gone to a bank before traveling to RIVA motorsports.

Onfroy drove his BMW to the motorcycle dealer at about 3:30 p.m. Monday afternoon. About two minutes later, a dark-colored SUV arrived and parked in the dealer’s lot. Two men exited the SUV, one wearing a white tank top and bright orange sandals and the other wearing a dark T-shirt, and entered the store.

The man in the white tank and orange sandals, later identified as Williams, paid cash for a black mask, and the men left the store. They returned to the SUV and backed it into a homeowner’s driveway across the street from the dealership.

At 3:55 p.m., when Onfroy’s BMW was exiting the dealership’s lot, the SUV pulled in front of it, blocking Onfroy in. An eyewitness told detectives two armed men dressed in dark clothing and gloves—one wearing a red mask and the other in a black mask—approached the driver side of the rapper’s vehicle.

XXX briefly struggled with the masked men, who then shot the rapper multiple times before reaching inside the BMW and taking his Louis Vuitton bag. XXX was hit in the neck and died instantly, witnesses said. The masked men fled the scene immediately after the shooting.

Broward Sheriff’s deputies were able to quickly identify Williams because he was seen wearing the same orange sandals he had on when he killed XXXTentacion in multiple photographs posted to Instagram and Facebook. Williams’ identity was also confirmed by eyewitnesses and employees of the shop. Within 48 hours, Williams was taken into police custody and charged with first-degree murder for X’s shooting death.

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According to Williams’ arrest report, police contact was made with him as he drove a 2004 silver Honda Accord, which he was driving without a valid license and a suspended ID. The records accuse Williams of murdering XXXTentacion with “a premeditated design to effect the death of a human being, Jahseh Onfroy” and allege he did “have an active part and did kill and murder by shooting him with a deadly weapon, to wit: a gun.”

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Williams appeared in court the day after his arrest and was denied bond. The Broward County Sheriff’s Office said they were “seeking additional suspects” still at large. Williams’ brother posted a video on social media denying Williams’ involvement in the shooting.

Though police don’t believe Williams is the one who actually pulled the trigger, his active role in the homicide led to him being arrested on a premeditated murder charge.

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XXXTentacion’s Alleged Killer Dedrick Williams Charged With Murder in 1st Court Appearance, Denied Bond

Dedrick D. Williams, the man accused of murdering XXXTentacion, appeared in court Thursday afternoon (Jun. 21) to answer to the charges he’s facing in the rapper’s shooting death.

The video footage from court shows Williams going before the judge at the Broward County Courthouse and he was formally charged with 1 count of first-degree murder and 1 count of grand theft auto.

Apparently, Williams has retained the services of a public defender, who said that there has been no witnesses or testimony in the case, and all the courts had to arrest him was a probable cause affidavit.

But the judge made it clear that based on the court docs, she found probable cause and “proof of guilt to be evident or the presumption great,” so she chose to hold him without bond in regards to the murder charge.

Williams was also hit with a probation violation stemming from a 2014 case and will appear in court Monday (Jun. 25) for that.

As we previously reported, Williams—an 11-time felon—was arrested Wednesday night in South Florida after a police chase (he had also stolen a car, hence the grand theft auto charge). His criminal record includes arrests for cocaine possession, weapons possession, domestic violence, aggravated assault with a firearm and grand theft auto.

Authorities believe there are at least two others involved in XXX’s murder, and according to TMZ, there are two other arrest arrests that have been signed by a judge. The two suspects haven’t been taken into custody yet, but they could be arrested before the end of the week.

XXXTentacion was gunned down Monday afternoon (Jun. 18) in broad daylight as he sat in his car after leaving RIVA Motorsports in Deerfield Beach, Florida, which is not too far from where he lives.

The shooting happened in front of several witnesses, who reported seeing “masked men” fleeing the scene. X was reportedly shot in the neck and died instantly.

A Louis Vuitton bag was stolen from the scene and police have yet to determine if the men accused of XXXTentacion’s murder had any personal ties to the entertainer.

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XXXTentacion Murder Suspect Arrested (MUGSHOT)

The man accused of murdering XXXTentacion has been arrested.

TMZ first broke the news that 22-year-old Dedrick D. Williams was taken into custody by the Broward County Sheriff’s Department Wednesday (Jun. 20) and was booked for first-degree murder for his alleged involvement in the shooting death of XXXTentacion.

During a vigil in South Florida Wednesday night, X’s mother reportedly told family and friends she had gotten word from police that they had XXX’s alleged murder in custody.

Someone at the vigil mentioned that there was a chase on highway I-95, which ended with cops arresting Williams for X’s murder.

Williams was arrested for operating a vehicle without a valid driver’s license, violating his probation, and, of course, allegedly murdering XXXTentacion. His charges include first-degree murder and grand theft auto. He’s currently being held in Broward County’s main jail facility with no bond for his murder charge, though his driving without a license charge has a $25 bail.

You can see Williams’ charges in detail via his arrest report below:

According to the Miami Herald, Williams was in the middle of serving five years probation on four counts of grand theft auto when he was arrested Wednesday.

TMZ reports Williams, who has at least 11 felonies on his record, has been arrested before for crimes including cocaine possession, weapons possession, domestic violence, and aggravated assault with a firearm. During an incident in 2014, he allegedly held a gun to his girlfriend’s head.

According to an Instagram profile with the username “_tattoomanchucky” that appears to belong to Williams, he is a tattoo artist. Coincidentally, a June 5th post is captioned: “Thank God I ain’t dead or behind bars.”

His most recent post was around 1 p.m. EST Wednesday afternoon, not too long before his arrest.

XXXTentacion was shot and killed Monday afternoon (Jun. 18) as he sat in his car after leaving RIVA Motorsports in Deerfield Beach, Florida.

The shooting happened in broad daylight in front of several witnesses, who reported seeing at least two masked men fleeing the scene. Eyewitnesses said the rapper was shot in the neck and died instantly.

No word yet on whether police know who the other men involved in the shooting are.

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