YNW Melly Arrested, Faces Double First-Degree Murder Charges of ‘Best Friends’


After kicking off his We All Shine Tour in NYC Monday (Feb. 11), the remainder of the trek throughout the U.S. is now in peril. The Miramar Police Department confirmed Wednesday night time (Feb. 13) that they've arrested Florida rapper YNW Melly. The 19-year-old, who has been tangled with the regulation as recently as January, is being charged with two counts of homicide within the first diploma. 

"Jamell Demons, a.ok.a. YNW Melly & Cortlen Henry have been arrested and charged with two counts of first diploma homicide," wrote the Miramar Police Department's official Twitter. "The victims, Anthony Williams & Christopher Thomas Jr., had been killed on 10/26/2018. The investigation, supported by forensic proof, has concluded that Demons shot and killed Williams & Thomas Jr. and that Demons and Henry staged the crime scene to resemble a drive-by capturing."

Anthony "Sak" Williams and Christopher "Juvy" Thomas Jr. had been Melly's "greatest buddies" and aspiring rappers as a part of his YNW crew. "He's unhappy, he's upset, clearly. Those had been his greatest buddies." Melly's legal professional Bradford Cohen relayed to the Sun Sentinel following the double-murder in October. 

Back on Oct. 26, each Williams and Thomas Jr. had been pushed to the Miramar Memorial Hospital by Cortlen Henry in a Jeep Compass round four:35 a.m. ET already affected by extreme gunshot wounds. The two males had been pronounced lifeless upon arrival, says the Sun Sentinel

Prior to turning himself in, the "Mixed Personalities" artist launched an announcement on his Instagram Wednesday (Feb. 13).

"To all my followers and supporters no I didn’t get locked up in Washington, however I’m turning myself in as we speak I need you guys to know I like you and admire each single one among y’all, a pair months in the past I misplaced my two brothers by violence and now the system wish to discover justice.. sadly loads of rumors and lies are being mentioned however no worries god is with me and my brother @ynw.bortlen and we would like y’all to recollect it’s a ynw Family I like you @ynwsakchaser1 and @ynwjuvy #freeus," he captioned.

Billboard has reached out to the Miramar Police Department. See the rapper's Instagram under.