YNW Melly Drove Around With Dead Bodies In Elaborate Drive-By Scheme
Police say the rapper faked a drive-by shooting to escape a murder charge.
More details concerning YNW Melly's murder case are coming to light, and they are certainly disturbing. According to a booking report obtained by TMZ, the Florida rapper allegedly hatched a scheme to trick the cops into believing his murdered friends were killed in a drive-by shooting.
The booking report claims that Melly's friend, Cortlen Henry first made officials aware of the incident when he drove to the emergency room on Oct. 26, asking for assistance for his two friends who had been shot during a drive-by. The victims, Anthony Williams and Christopher Thomas, were pronounced dead at the hospital.
When questioned, Henry told police that he and his deceased friends had just wrapped up a session at the studio when an unidentified car pulled up to them on the freeway and opened fire. Police confirmed that eight bullet holes were counted alongside the right side of the vehicle where the victims sat. As the investigation continued, however, police noticed several holes in Henry's story. For one, the forensic evidence suggested that shots were fired from inside the car. Shell casings discovered suggested the first shot was fired from inside the car and originated from the left, rear passenger seat. They later discovered that was where YNW Melly was sitting at the time.
Henry told police YNW was in the car with them, but hopped out before the shooting occurred. But police said they have surveillance footage that show YNW and Henry getting in the car with the victims.
Cops claim the elaborate "drive-by" scheme was hatched after YNW and Henry drove around with the two dead bodies in the car.
YNW Melly and Henry have both been charged with two counts of first-degree murder.