The victim, Corey McGriff, 32, who went by the name DJ Megatron, was well-known within Staten Island hip-hop circles as a promoter of up-and-coming artists, but was gaining wider recognition with his appearances on “106 & Park,” on Black Entertainment Television.
The police, responding to an emergency call, found Mr. McGriff dead on Osgood Avenue with a gunshot wound to his torso about 2 a.m. Sunday. The circumstances of the shooting were unclear on Sunday afternoon. A friend, Keith Robinson, said he believed it was a random killing.
“This was the wrong place at the wrong time,” said Mr. Robinson, the brother of Mr. McGriff’s fiancée, Shyleen Robinson.
On “106 & Park,” Mr. McGriff conducted man-on-the-street interviews on a variety of topics. He had previously worked at the radio station WQHT-FM (97.1), known as Hot 97.