Former Philadelphia Radio Personality Killed In New York City

NEW YORK (AP) – Urban radio and TV personality DJ Megatron has been shot to death in New York City.

His manager says the BET television segment host was killed while heading to a store near his Staten Island home 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.

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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 didn’t immediately respond to email and phone messages.

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