His manager says the occasional 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.
DJ Megatron worked for hip-hop and R&B stations in New York, Boston and Philadelphia before going to work for BET's "106 & Park" music countdown show. He has hosted a spot called "What's Good" and appeared in movies including 2005's "State Property 2," starring rappers Beanie Sigel and N.O.R.E., formerly Noreaga.
Viacom Inc.-owned BET says in a statement it's saddened by his death.