XXXTentacion murder suspect arrested; 'Star Wars' spinoffs on hold; more: AM Buzz

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A Florida magistrate judge has ordered the man suspected of killing rapper XXXTentacion to be held without bond on a first-degree murder charge, the Broward County prosecutor's office confirmed to USA TODAY.

Homicide detectives arrested Pompano Beach resident Dedrick Devonshay Williams, 22, shortly before 7 pm on Wednesday evening.

Onfroy was shot and killed Monday night outside the motorcycle shop at 3671 N. Dixie Hwy.in Pompano Beach while he was seated behind the wheel of a $150,000 BMW I8 sports vehicle. Law enforcement arrested murder suspect Dedrick D. Williams Thursday (June 21).

The Broward County Sheriff's Office posted a mugshot of Williams in a Twitter post Thursday morning announcing the arrest. Born Jahseh Onfroy, XXXTentacion was shot outside RIVA Motorsports in Deerfield Beach after what was initially believed to be an apparent robbery, according to authorities. It does not appear, however, that he has ever done prison time for these charges and some of them were dropped.

At the time of his arrest, Williams was on probation until 2021 for grand theft motor vehicle, according to the Florida Department of Corrections. He was also arrested for grand theft auto, a charge that he now faces a probation violation for.

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He was only 20-years-old.

"I want to talk to the person, find out why would you kill him", Jones said.

The entertainer, who sported dreadlocks and facial tattoos, was a rising star. He notched a No. 1 album in March had a top 10 hit with Sad!

XXXTentacion's death, as high-profile as it was tragic, came after a brief career marked by both adoration and enmity. He had been awaiting trial for beating his former girlfriend while she was pregnant, an episode which led to calls to shun his music. His mother rarely visited Onfroy, causing him to use violence to engage with her. The police charged him with aggravated battery, domestic battery, strangulation, and false imprisonment. In that statement, the sheriff's office also noted it would offer a $3,000 reward for information that led to an arrest.

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