YNW Melly, real name Jamell Demons, was arrested on two counts of first-degree murder on 13 February, 2019. Demons was charged with murdering two men - Anthony Williams, 21, and Christopher Thomas Jr, 19 - in an incident that took place in October 2018. He was charged along with another man, named Cortlen Henry, who goes by YNW Bortlen. The two men who were killed were believed to be friends and close music associates of Demons, going by the stage names YNW Sakchaser and YNW Juvy. Mr Henry initially told medical staff that the deaths were caused by a drive-by shooting inside his 2018 Jeep Compass, after driving the men to Memorial Hospital Miramar's emergency room. Mr Williams had gunshot wounds to the head and torso, and Mr Thomas had gunshot wounds to the back and head. Both were already dead on arrival. Police, however, did not find any evidence of the supposed drive-by shooting. Projectile analysis determined that it was unlikely for the bullets that hit the vehicle struck it while it was in motion, and autopsies of the two bodies suggested the shots came from the left rear passenger side, where Demons was shown to be sitting in the surveillance footage.