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DJ Megatron of BET shot dead near home on Staten Island, N.Y.

NEW YORK - JULY 24: DJ Megatron attends the premiere of "Big Pun: The Legacy" during the NY International Latino Film Festival at the Directors Guild Theater on July 24, 2008 in New York City. (Photo by Scott Wintrow/Getty Images) Scott Wintrow/Getty Images

DJ Megatron of BET shot dead near home on Staten Island, N.Y.
DJ Megatron
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(CBS/WCBS/AP) NEW YORK - New York DJ Megatron, who had worked for hip-hop and R&B radio stations on the east coast and hosted a segment for BET's music video countdown show "106 & Park," was shot to death early Sunday morning, officials say.

The 32-year-old born Corey McGriff was heading to a store near his home in Staten Island around 2 a.m on Sunday morning, according to his manager Justin Kirkland. Police later found him dead with a gunshot wound to the chest.

No arrests have been made.

Kirkland said friends and relatives have no idea why anyone might have attacked the DJ who is known for his upbeat, amiable attitude, reports CBS station WCBS

"He probably had one of the best personalities around super-positive, happy all the time," Kirkland told WCBS.

The father of three had also devoted his time to charitable events on Staten Island, his manager said to the station.

Megatron deejay-ed for radio stations in New York, Boston and Philadelphia before going to BET, where he hosted a segment called "What's Good" for the TV show "106 & Park."

"He will truly be missed," said the Viacom Inc.-owned BET network, reports the station. Viacom Inc. also said in a statement it is saddened by his death.

  • Camille Mann

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