Rapper YNW Melly turned himself in after being accused of killing two of his friends.
Melly — whose real name is Jamell Demons — and a man named Cortlen Henry were charged with two counts of first-degree murder from an incident that occurred in October 2018.
Police think Melly shot the two men, and then he and Cortlen staged the crime scene to look like a drive-by shooting. Cops say they have forensic evidence linking the two men to the crime.
(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
He made this statement to his fans on Instagram:
“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”
Melly is an up and coming Florida rapper who was recently on new music with Kanye West.