21/06/2018 16:55 SAST | Updated 21/06/2018 16:55 SAST

XXXTentacion Shooting Suspect Arrested Following Rapper's Death

The rapper died earlier this week, at the age of 20.

A suspect has been arrested following the death of rapper XXXTentacion.

Earlier this week, XXXTentaciondied in Florida, at the age of 20, after being shot.

Multiple U.S. outlets have now reported that suspect Dedrick D Williams has been arrested in connection with the shooting and is facing a charge of first-degree murder.

Williams has also been charged with a probation violation, for theft of a motor vehicle and driving without a valid licence, reports TMZ.

XXXTentacion had been leaving a motorcycle dealership on Monday afternoon when he was reportedly approached by two men and shot by at least one of them.

Police made the arrest on Wednesday, two days after the shooting. This was first revealed at a vigil led by the rapper's mother, with details of the arrest being confirmed by law enforcement shortly afterwards.

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XXXTentacion had made a name for himself as one of the most divisive figures in the emerging rap scene, largely due to alleged violent assaults in and out of jail.

At the time of his death, he was awaiting trial on domestic violence charges, having been accused of attacking his then-girlfriend Geneva Ayala, who was pregnant at the time.

He posted bail following his initial arrest, but was later sent back to custody for breaking the terms of his release. He always denied the charges against him.

Following the news of his death, a number of key figures from the rap community, including Kendrick Lamar and Kanye West, posted tributes on social media.

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