The news came as a shock to friends of Corey McGriff, better known as DJ Megatron. The popular BET 106 & Park DJ was found lying face up in the street in the early morning hours of Sunday near his Staten Island brownstone.
According to police, McGriff was on his cell phone with a male friend when he was accosted by 3 unknown males who shot him in the chest and fled the scene on foot. The unidentified friend told police that McGriff said he was on his way to buy weed when the phone went dead. The friend said he didn't hear a gunshot.
Police confirmed the 32-year-old DJ had been walking when he was shot once in the chest, but a motive has not yet been established. McGriff's cell phone was found near his body.
According to the NY Post, McGriff had $1 in his jeans pocket when he was found dead in the street. His bills had apparently been paid by a "female gal pal."
The shooting may have been witnessed by McGriff's 4-year-old son, who, wide awake at 2 a.m., stood in the doorway of McGriff's brownstone and watched his father cross the street as the 3 males approached him. The boy had been left home alone.