Miramar, FL – Jamell Demons, 19 — better known as rapper YNW Melly — turned himself in to police last week.
Melly, along with friend Cortlen Henry, is suspected of killing Anthony Williams and Christopher Thomas Jr. in October 2018 and staging the scene to look like a drive-by shooting, according to TMZ.
(2/2) Demons shot and killed Williams & Thomas Jr. and that Demons and Henry staged the crime scene to resemble a drive-by shooting. pic.twitter.com/EukFxD4OEq
— Miramar Police (@MiramarPD) February 14, 2019
Williams and Thomas were reportedly longtime friends of both Melly and Henry.
As of late, Melly has been generating considerable buzz for his song “Mixed Personalities” with Kanye West.
Shortly before turning himself in, Melly took to Instagram to issue the following statement:
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To all my fans and supporters no I did not get locked up in Washington , but I am turning myself in today I want you guys to know I love you and appreciate every single one of y’all, a couple months ago I lost my two brothers by violence and now the system want to find justice.. unfortunately a lot of rumors and lies are being said but no worries god is with me and my brother @ynw.bortlen and we want y’all to remember it’s a ynw Family I love you @ynwsakchaser1 and @ynwjuvy #freeus