Former Bad Boy Records artist Trevell “G. Dep” Coleman has reportedly stepped forward and confessed to fatally shooting a man over 17 years ago in New York City.
Details of the rapper’s confession landed online Saturday (December 18) afternoon.
Wednesday night, after years of living with the burden, Coleman, 36, walked into the 25th Precinct and shockingly confessed to the very cold case, the sources said. The career criminal — once signed to superstar rap mogul Shawn “Diddy” Combs‘ record label — was just 18 when he fatally shot a Queens man outside an East Harlem housing project in 1993, police sources said. “I shot and killed someone 17 years ago,” Coleman told a cop in the station house. As Coleman continued to reveal more details of the Oct. 19, 1993, murder of John Henkel outside the James Weldon Johnson Houses — things only the killer would know — the officer reached out to investigators at the 23rd Precinct, where the crime took place. (New York Post)
The rapper’s story is reportedly backed up by facts.
Coleman reportedly confessed that Henkel resisted the robbery and grabbed his .40-caliber gun. Coleman then allegedly pulled away and shot Henkel three times in the chest, and upon review of the cold-case file all of Coleman’s details matched. Coleman was 18 at the time, but has been arrested 25 times since 2003 for drugs, burglary and grand larceny. He has been charged with murder, and is being held without bail. (Gothamist)
Additional reporting claims Dep is currently detained by New York authorities.
As a result of his actions, Diddy’s one-time signee was charged with murder and held without bail. “My client is presumed innocent, and the case is going to grand jury,” said Coleman’s lawyer, Michael Alperstein. G. Dep is a career criminal, having been arrested more than 25 times since 2003 on various charges including burglary, grand larceny and drugs. Earlier this year, the ‘Child of the Ghetto’ creator announced his return to the rap game with his sophomore album, ‘Ghetto Legend.’ (The Boom Box)
Last year, Dep opened up about his departure off Diddy’s Bad Boy label.
“The death in my family, that was kinda when I really let it all go,” Dep revealed in an interview with Ms. Drama. “I’m definitely trying to get a [label] situation, this is what I do. Before Bad Boy, I always did music…I haven’t spoke to Black Rob in a while. Last conversation we had, we wrote each other…I’m day-to-day, like, it’s really like, I’m really like struggling, you know what I’m saying? I just rely on positive thinking — right now, I got royalties and shows, whatever shows…It wasn’t really no bad feelings before then. Just one day, I came to the studio and Puff was like ‘Yo, it’s highway time.’ At that time, people had to be let go from the label, he had to make room for Loon, he had to cut off loose ends and I was just one of ‘em.” (Ms. Drama TV)
No further details have been revealed as of now.