Former Diddy Protege G-Dep Turns Himself In For Murder
G-Dep, who rocked out with Diddy and Black Rob on 2001’s “Let’s Get It” from P. Diddy & The Family: The Saga Continues album which helped spawn the “Harlem Shake” dance to the masses, has turned himself into police for a murder he says he committed 17 years ago.
According to The New York Post, G-Dep, whose real name is Trevell Coleman, walked into the 25th Precinct in New York and confessed to the cold case.
The 36-year-old G-Dep who was 18 at the time of the crime told police,
“I shot and killed someone 17 years ago.”
The murder reportedly happened on October 19, 1993 outside the James Weldon Johnson Houses when G-Dep attempted to rob John Henkel.
G-Dep, whose rap name was short for “Ghetto Dependent,” grew up in those projects and told police officers he was riding a bicycle when he approached the 32-year-old Henkel on Park Avenue and East 114th Street and announced a robbery.
The former Bad Boy records rapper told police detective William Dunn that Henkel resisted and grabbed his .40-caliber gun. He allegedly admitted that he pulled away and shot his victim three times in the chest.
Coleman then said he fled and tossed the weapon into the East River.
The victim was taken to St. Luke’s Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
Detectives stated that the crime “had been eating away at him.”
G-Dep has been charged with murder and is currently being held without bail and has over 25 arrest since 2003 from charges that include burglary and drugs.