Last Wednesday night, after years of living with the burden, G-Dep, 36, walked into the 25th Precinct and shockingly confessed to the very cold case, in which he fatally shot a Queens man outside an East Harlem housing project in 1993. Here’s the twist… G-Dep didn’t know the shooting victim died!
“I was surprised — for some reason, I really didn’t think that he died,” Dep told the Post from jail. “When they told me, I was like, ‘Oh, I’m not going home after this.’ ” Manhattan District Attorney’s Office spokesperson Erin Duggan said Dep is charged with murder, and faces life in prison if convicted. Dep maintained that guilt drove him to confess to a crime that he initially appeared to get away with.
“I didn’t think about it,” he said of his thought process at the time of the shooting. “That’s just the life I was living back then. [But] I started to wonder if all the bad things that happened to me in my life were karma for what I did . . . you start to think ‘My happiness is because of someone else’s sadness.’ I thought that if I turned myself in, it might give me closure.”
By confessing, Dep went against the wishes of his family, and left others puzzled by his logic.
“I told my mom and my girlfriend that I wanted to confess, and they both told me to leave it in the past,” he said. “People in [jail] don’t understand how you can confess. I’m just trying to get right with God. The only thing I regret is that I have to leave my kids.”