DJ Megatron (Corey McGriff) (Scott Wintrow/GETTY IMAGES)

McGriff, who BET says has been part of music show “106 & Park” since 2006 -- mostly as a behind-the-scenes hype man -- and also did brief on-air work for the network and Web site, was killed at 2 a.m. Sunday in New York City.

McGriff, also known as a radio DJ, was shot in the chest as he was on his way to a store, his manager and police told the AP.