BET Host DJ Megatron Shot to Death, Nicki Minaj Pays Tribute
DJ Megatron has been shot and killed in the early hours of Sunday morning, March 27 near his home on Staten Island in New York City. The BET host and radio personality was pronounced dead at the scene with a single gunshot wound to the left side of his ribcage on Osgood Avenue in the Clifton section at about 2 A.M., police said.
A person who was in the area heard the gunshot and called 911. When the paramedics arrived, the 32-year old deejay was lying on the street with his eyes facing the sky and his head close to the curb. It is still unclear what led to the shooting. A police source said, "We don't know what the motive was. We don't know what preceded the incident, and we would love it if some witnesses came forward."
The Wall Street Journal reported that a person has told detectives she saw four to five men wearing hoodies fleeing toward Vanderbilt Avenue. It was unclear if the deejay was robbed since his cellphone was recovered at the scene.
His manager Justin Kirkland also said he had no idea who committed the crime considering the deejay was not a kind of man who will make enemies with people on the street. To the Associated Press, he said, "He was super-driven and was known for being a positive person. He was always laughing and smiling and looking for the best in people."
Since news of his tragic passing came out, many stars have expressed their condolences. Nicki Minaj wrote on Twitter, "Rest In Peace DJ Megatron. My thoughts are with your family and friends @ hot 97", while Terrence J tweeted, "Rip to DJ Megatron. My prayers go out to his family and loved ones, he will be deeply missed."
DJ Megatron leaves behind a wife and three children. In the wake of the deejay's death, his other manager Regg Rocc released a 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."
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