Florida police report that rapper YNW Melly may have been caught in a murder cover-up surrounding the death of two of his friends.
According to TMZ, cops say that the artist made them believe that his friends were killed by someone other than he and his friend, Cortlen Henry.
A booking report from Miramar, FL revealed in the early hours of Oct. 26, Henry drove to the emergency room with his two wounded friends in the car, Anthony Williams and Christopher Thomas Jr., requesting aid. He told employees that his friends were shot in a drive-by.
Unfortunately, the victims were pronounced dead at the hospital suffering from gunshot woods in the head, torso and back.
Henry reportedly informed police that he and his two friends just finished a studio session late that night, and as he was getting off the freeway, a car opened fire on the driver’s side of the car.
Cops did confirm that they found eight bullet holes on the right side of the car where the two victims were sitting. Henry, on the other hand, was not injured.
During the investigation, police found that Henry’s story was a lie.
Officers found a shell casing in the car, along with eight other matching shell casings in another location. This other location is where they believe the rapper and Henry shot up the car in efforts to make it look like a drive-by shooting.
They found that the initial shot was fired from inside the vehicle where YNW had been sitting. Initially Henry claimed that the shot was fired outside of the car.
Surveillance footage that night shows YNW, Henry getting in the car on the back left-hand side, along with Williams and Thomas leaving the recording studio.
To make matters worse, police say after the two friends were shot, YNW and Henry drove their bodies around for a while. YNW got out of the car before Henry drove the victims to the hospital.
YNW and Henry are now being charged with two counts of first-degree murder for the death of the victims.