The man who police say killed rapper XXXTentacion allegedly walked by the hip-hop star while he was inside a motorcycle shop before heading outside to block his car in the parking lot and shoot him several times.
According to the arrest warrant, obtained by The Blast, officials say the murder of 20-year-old X was “premeditated” by Dedrick Williams, and that a struggle took place before he was shot and left to die.
Officials say Dedrick Williams and another guy entered RIVA Motorsports Monday afternoon while XXXTentacion was inside checking out a bike. One of the men allegedly bought a black neoprene mask while inside. Afterwards, Williams and the other suspect went to their car in the parking lot and waited for X to leave.
When the rapper finally left in his BMW, they blocked his car at the entrance to the parking lot, and then approached his vehicle and “demanded property.” Witnesses noted that the gunmen reached inside the vehicle and a brief struggle ensued before the rapper was shot several times. One of the suspects then entered his vehicle and took a black Louis Vuitton bag.
It’s also unclear on exactly who pulled the trigger, Williams or the other suspect.
Police were able to identify Williams because of orange sandals he wore in security footage obtained from the motorcycle shop. He also regularly wore them in social media posts. He has now been officially charged with first-degree murder.
The identity of the other suspect is currently unclear.