A suspect named Dedrick Williams has been arrested in rapper XXXTentacion’s shooting death. The 22 year old from Pompano Beach was arrested shortly before 7 p.m. Wednesday after a traffic stop,  according to the Broward Sheriff’s Office. 


Authorities said the rapper was ambushed by two suspects but they did not give a motive in announcing Williams’ arrest but had previously said the shooting was an apparent robbery attempt. An arrest report said Williams was alone in the silver 2004 Honda and driving without a license when he was spotted by an officer in Pompano Beach. He was taken into custody on an active felony warrant. Williams has been charged with first-degree murder without premeditation, a probation violation and for not having a valid driver’s license.


He appeared before Broward County Judge Kim Theresa Mollica who 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.