Deerfield Beach, FL – XXXTENTACION’s mother Cleopatra Bernard got the news that 22-year-old Dedrick D. Williams had been arrested for her son’s murder at a memorial event held at her home on Wednesday (June 20), where she announced the arrest to those in attendance.
In a video captured of the event, Bernard says, “I just got the text just now that one of the detectives arrested him. That means they got him.”
That same evening, Bernard had a tweet sent out from X’s Twitter account confirming the charity event he’d planned for this weekend was expected to happen.
“Charity event is still happening this Sunday in Florida,” she wrote. “this was Jahseh’s final wish. More details soon. Posted on behalf of his mother for any wondering.”
Posted on behalf of his mother for any wondering
— MAKE OUT HILL – XXX (@xxxtentacion) June 21, 2018
X’s close friend and collaborator Ski Mask The Slump God has also volunteered to help throw the charity event.
Earlier this week, Bernard joined hundreds of people at a vigil for her late son outside of RIVA Motorsports in Deerfield Beach, Florida.
Memorials for the slain rapper have continued around the country.
HAPPENING NOW: Several hundred fans at the vigil for XXXTentacion in Deerfield Beach pic.twitter.com/0db7wvQqUP
— Joel Franco (@OfficialJoelF) June 19, 2018
The controversial artist was shot and killed in what his attorney believes was a “random robbery” on Monday (June 18) in broad daylight.
According to a tweet from the Broward County Sheriff’s Office, detectives are searching for additional suspects.
Detectives from BSO’s Strategic Investigations Division assisted homicide detectives by taking Dedrick Williams into custody Wednesday night following a traffic stop. Detectives are seeking additional suspects. The investigation continues. Updates will be provided once available. pic.twitter.com/H2nubE9bGz
— Broward Sheriff (@browardsheriff) June 21, 2018
TMZ reports there have been three arrest warrants issued. A court clerk reportedly said there are two other arrest warrants that a judge has signed, but the two other suspects are still at large.
Williams is the first to be apprehended.