According to the NY Daily News, police have made an arrest for the murder of DJ Megatron, a popular New York DJ who worked for BET’s 106 & Park.
Police charged William Williams, 21, and Richard Cromwell, 20, with murder, robbery and criminal possession of a handgun. They were awaiting arraignment Wednesday night.
Police say Megatron, real name Corey McGriff, 32, was on the hunt for marijuana around 2 a.m. March 27 when the two men approached him on Osgood Avenue, about a block from his Staten Island brownstone.
McGriff’s 4-year-old son, who was left home alone, may have watched from the doorway of the family residence as one of the suspects shot his father once in the chest.
Williams and Cromwell, who both have lengthy criminal records, rifled through McGriff’s pockets, robbing him of a wad of cash and an inexpensive wristwatch that his 11-year-old daughter had given him as a gift.
The watch held sentimental value for McGriff, according to his grieving mother, Louvenia McGriff, 60. “He loved it because she gave it to him,” she told the NY Daily News from her Georgia home.
Police recovered the watch after it was discarded by McGriff’s heartless murderers. “They threw it away probably because they realized it wasn’t valuable,” she said.
An anonymous caller gave police the tip they needed to apprehend the suspects. “That is a risky thing to do,” McGriff’s mother said of the anonymous caller.
“They’re sacrificing themselves for justice. That speaks volumes about my son. I’m so grateful to everybody for what they’ve done.”
She said the family is preparing to see the alleged killers in court.
“I want to look in their eyes and I want to know why they had to kill him,” she said. “Why kill him?”
“It’s a hard thing to swallow,” said her husband, Leo McGriff. “We’ll be doing a lot of crying.”