Two men have been arrested as suspects in relation to the fatal shooting of former Hot 97/BET personality Corey “DJ Megatron” McGriff last month.
Official murder charges were given Wednesday (April 6).
A day after a popular disc jockey was laid to rest, two men were arrested and charged in in connection with his death. Corey McGriff, seen above, known to his fans as DJ Megatron, was shot and killed on March 27 in his Clifton neighborhood on Staten Island. Richard Cromwell, 20, and William Williams, 21, were charged today with second-degree murder, criminal possession of a weapon, stolen property and robbery. (New York 1)
Details of the fatal shooting landed online hours after the incident took place late last month.
DJ Megatron, a popular hip-hop radio personality who frequently appeared on BET’s 106 & Park television program, was shot and killed early this morning near his home in Staten Island, according to the Associated Press. Police said the 32-year old deejay, born Corey McGriff, was found dead around 2 a.m. with a gunshot wound to his chest. No arrests have been made. (Entertainment Weekly)
Megatron’s manager also confirmed the fatal incident occurred.
His manager Regg Rocc released this statement to E! News: “Mega’s family is grateful for all of the condolences and warm thoughts of his fans and friends. Please continue to uplift your prayers of support as an ongoing investigation is currently being conducted by law enforcement officials.” (E! Online)
Sharing her disbelief, Tron’s mother spoke on the shooting.
As NYPD detectives combed the scene of the whodunit, DJ Megatron’s family reeled from their sudden loss. “It is just earth-shattering,” his mother, Louvenia McGriff, 60, told the Daily News by telephone from her Georgia home. “Words can’t describe the way my husband and I feel right now. I just don’t know how we’re going to make it without him. He was our golden child.” (New York Daily News)