New York City deejay and on-air personality DJ Megatron, born Corey McGriff was fatally shot this morning in the city's Staten Island borough. Megatron had worked for both HOT 97 (97.1 FM) as well as BET's 106 & Park in his career.
The New York Daily News reported that Megatron was gunned down in the Clifton section, although arrest and detailed information is pending. At present, NYPD spokespeople have said no eyewitnesses were found.
Megatron was a father of three children.
HipHopDX will keep you updated.
[March 27, 2011]
UPDATE: According to police, Corey "DJ Megatron" McGriff was shot down while talking to a friend on his cell phone on his way to buy some weed and a cigar. Police are still investigating the reason behind the shooting, if any. They're also seeking information on three young men who fled the scene.
McGriff, a father of three, allegedly left his four year old child home alone.
[March 29, 2011]
UPDATE #2: Twenty-two-year-old William Williams, who fatally shot DJ Megatron in the chest back in 2011, has been sentenced to 21 years in prison as part of a plea bargain. If he hadn't, he could have faced trial on a second-degree murder charge and 25 years to life behind bars.
“After careful reflection and thought, my client decided this was in his best interest,” Williams’ lawyer, Mario Gallucci, told NYDN.