BET Host Shot and Killed While Walking to Store for Cigar

Mar 28, 2011  •  Post A Comment

DJ Megatron, a regular on BET’s "106 & Park," was shot to death early Sunday while walking to a Staten Island store near his home to buy a cigar, reports the New York Daily News.

Around 2 a.m., his killer fired a single shot into his torso as DJ Megatron, whose real name was Corey McGriff, was down the block from his home, the story says. He died on the street with his baseball cap at his side, the article adds.

The piece says police haven’t made any arrests and don’t have a motive, with McGriff’s family and friends saying he had no known enemies. The report adds, however, that a former friend had repeatedly posted nasty messages about McGriff owing someone money in an online forum. One message predicted, "Bad s— will continue happening to u, Dude!," the story says.

An official with the police department couldn’t say whether the online postings were being investigated, according to the story.

McGriff, a father of three, hosted a segment called “What’s Good” for the BET show “106 & Park.” His manager told CBS News that McGriff was active in charity work around Staten Island.

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