YNW Melly Becomes A Suspect In Police Deputy's Death: Report
If convicted, the 19-year-old rapper could receive the death penalty.
The Indiana River County Sherriff's detective suggests Jamell Demons, known as YNW Melly, and Cortlen Henry, YNW Bortlen were responsible for the death of an off-duty deputy officer Gary Chambliss.
According to sources close to the case, the two YNW members were standing in a group firing shots when Chambliss was struck by a stray bullet while standing 170 yards away. Detectives speculate the fatal shot came from one of the rappers.
Indiana River police have yet to confirm if either of the men is a suspect. However, detectives are committed to investigating Chambliss' murder and intend to interrogate them.
“After that shooting in Miramar, our detectives will be following up for possible information in connection to the Garry Chambliss homicide,” Capt. Tony Consalo said. “Perhaps, given their current situation, they might be able to shed some light on the case.”
Witnesses have come forward and alleged that groups of three were shooting, but no one was able to identify the gunman accused of killing the officer.
Earlier this month (Feb. 14), Demons and Henry were indicted by a Broward County grand jury on two counts of first-degree murder in connection with the murder of two friends, Christopher Thomas Jr, and Anthony Williams.