Rapper XXXTentacion was targeted outside a motorcycle shop, detectives have confirmed.
More details have emerged about the shock shooting in broad daylight in Florida after detectives arrested one suspect – they believe his accomplice is still at large,
A detective’s sworn affidavit shows just how cops pinpointed the main suspect in the shooting, Dedrick Williams.
The rapper, real name Jahseh Onfroy, was gunned down on Monday after checking out bikes in the Deerfield Beach dealership in South Florida.
The New York Times revealed Detective John Curcio of the Broward Sheriff’s Office stated that Williams and his accomplice followed the rapper to the Florida motorcycle dealership.
Cops believe he was specifically targeted in the attack – and one of his killers even purchased the red mask used to disguise their identity from the motorcycle shop.
They then blocked XXXTentacion’s car vehicle by an SUV driven by Williams and the mystery accomplice, who were armed and “demanded property” from the rapper.
“After a brief struggle, the victim is shot,” Curcio said of the attempted robbery.
CCTV from the dealership pointed cops in the right direction and led them to Williams, who worked as a tattoo artist in the area.
TMZ reports that the suspect was seen on camera purchasing a black, neoprene mask from the parts department, and witnesses later identified Williams when shown his photo.
Also, the suspect in wore a pair of distinct bright orange sandals; police said they found photos of Williams on social media wearing “the same or similar bright orange sandals.”
Williams, 22, was arrested three days after the murder in Broward County and booked on charges including first degree murder, a probation violation for theft of a car and driving without a valid license.
The second suspect in Onfroy’s death remains at large.