Miramar, FL – YNW Melly has been arrested for allegedly killing fellow artists YNW Sakchaser and YNW Juvy. Police in Miramar, Florida announced the 19-year-old rapper was charged with two counts of first-degree murder on Wednesday (February 13).
Police say Melly, whose real name is Jamell Demons, shot and killed his friends on October 26, 2018. Another man, 20-year-old Cortlen Henry, was also arrested and charged with murder in the case.
“Jamell Demons, a.k.a. YNW Melly & Cortlen Henry have been arrested and charged with two counts of first degree murder,” Miramar police wrote on Twitter. “The victims, Anthony Williams & Christopher Thomas Jr., were killed on 10/26/2018. The investigation, supported by forensic evidence, has concluded that Demons shot and killed Williams & Thomas Jr. and that Demons and Henry staged the crime scene to resemble a drive-by shooting.”
Miramar police spokeswoman Tania Rues said Sakchaser, whose real name was Anthony Williams, and Juvy, whose real name was Christopher Thomas, were last seen alive at 3:20 a.m. on October 26 in Fort Lauderdale.
According to the South Florida Sun Sentinel, the two suffered multiple gunshot wounds and were driven to Memorial Hospital Miramar at 4:35 a.m. The hospital is located about 20 miles outside of Fort Lauderdale.
Henry, the man charged alongside Melly, allegedly was the driver. Police claim Henry’s initial statement to authorities didn’t match up with the evidence found in their preliminary investigation.
No motive for the murder has been revealed as of Wednesday. On October 27, one day after the shooting, Melly mourned the victim’s deaths on social media.
“They Took My Brothers From Me Over Jealousy,” he wrote. “I know y’all watching over me it’s #ynw4l @ynwsakchaser1 @ynwjuvy for Life and after, they wanna see me break down and stop or in jail or a box but my niggas still need me they parents need me they family need me till we meet again my twins my slimes #thankyouallforyourprayers.”
The post still remains on his Facebook and can be seen below.