Mar 28, 2011

DJ Megatron is pictured in New York in a July 2008 file photo.
Urban radio and TV personality DJ Megatron has been shot to death in New York City.

His manager says the BET cable television segment host was killed while heading to a store near his home in the borough of Staten Island around 2 a.m. Sunday.

Police say the 32-year-old, born Corey McGriff, was found dead with a gunshot wound to his chest.

No arrests have been made.

DJ Megatron worked for hip-hop and R&B stations in New York, Boston and Philadelphia before becoming a figure on BET's "106 & Park" music series.

He has hosted the show's "What's Good" segment and has appeared in movies including 2005's "State

Property 2," starring rappers Beanie Sigel and N.O.R.E., formerly Noreaga.

A representative for Viacom Inc.-owned BET, or Black Entertainment Television, didn't immediately respond to email and phone messages.

The New York Daily News reports he had just moved to a new home, and his girlfriend recently gave birth to his third child.

"Everybody is shocked," an unidentified friend to the Daily News. "He just had a new baby. He wasn't feuding with anybody. Everybody liked him."

source - CBS


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