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Two people have been arrested for the killing of radio and television personality DJ Megatron during a robbery attempt, police said Wednesday.
Police have arrested William Williams, 21, and Richard Cromwell, 20, both of Staten Island, on charges of murder, robbery and criminal possession of a weapon.
Sources tell NBC New York that police received a Crimestoppers tip leading to the arrest of Williams, who then made a statement confessing to the murder and robbery.
Cromwell made statements on video to the Staten Island district attorney confessing to the murder, police sources said.
A witness was able to identify Cromwell as one of the men in the group who shot DJ Megatron, the sources add.
Both suspects have been arrested before, police sources said. Cromwell has prior arrests for reckless endangerment and grand larceny. Williams has been previously arrested on charges of robbery and rape, sources said.
It was not immediately clear whether the suspects had lawyers.
DJ Megatron's mother pledged to face the killers in court.
"I want to look in their eyes and I want to know why they had to kill him," she told the Daily News. "Why kill him?"
Born Corey McGriff, the occasional BET television segment host was killed near his home late last month. The father of three was gunned down walking to a store.
McGriff, 32, worked on BET's "106 and Park" music countdown series, and also had worked at a number of radio stations including Boston's Hot 97.7 and Philadelphia's The Beat.
He was mourned at a funeral Tuesday on Staten Island, where friends and family portrayed him as a big dreamer who always watched out for his friends. His father, Ponce (Leo) McGriff , told the congregation that his son "brought me so much joy and I'm going to miss having him around."
"I loved the man you turned out to be. I was so impressed with him. I enjoyed speaking with him. I loved him," McGriff said.
"He wanted people to be just as successful as he was," friend Justin McGhie told the Staten Island Advance.