Hip-HopVibe.com Contributing Writer
YNW Melly’s plan to trick cops into believing that his friend’s murder was a drive by shooting is backfiring. According to cops and a booking report from Miramar, FL obtained by TMZ, the Florida rapper’s friend, Cortlen Henry pulled up to an ER the night of the shooting asking for help for his two friends who he claimed were shot in a drive by that were in the car.
When the victims, Anthony Williams and Christopher Thomas Jr. arrived at the hospital, they were pronounced dead. They had both been shot in the head, torso and back. Police say it was a gruesome scene, and that there was blood splattered throughout the car.
Cortlen’s alibi was that him and the two guys had just finished up a late night studio session and as they were getting off the freeway, a car pulled alongside of them on the driver’s side and opened fire and Cortlen had escaped injury. Cops did confirm eight bullet holes on the right side of the vehicle where Williams and Thomas were seated.
When further investigation was done of the crime scene, the stories didn’t match up. Cops found other forensic evidence leading them to believe he lied and was covering up a very different murder. Cops say the initial shot was fired from inside the vehicle originating from the left rear passenger side of the car, where the later discover YNW had been sitting. According to surveillance footage that had been obtained from the recording studio, it shows YNW, Henry, Williams and Thomas getting in the car to leave and YNW got into the back left seat.
Investigators also say they found a shell casing inside the vehicle, along with 8 matching shell casings in a different location, where cops think YNW and Henry shot up the car to make it look like a drive-by.
Cops say after Williams and Thomas were shot, YNW and Henry drove around with the dead bodies before driving to the hospital. Henry later told police YNW was in the same car with them, but exited at some point and got in another car.
Now that cops have this new found evidence both YNW and Henry have been charged with two counts of first-degree murder.
Follow Hip-HopVibe.com on Twitter @HipHopVibe1.