After 17 years of living with guilt, Trevell Coleman, better known as rapper G-Dep, walked into the 25th Precinct on Wednesday and admitted to fatally shooting a man outside of an East Harlem housing project almost two decades ago. The victim was John Henkel, a Queens man whom Coleman attempted to rob on the night of October 19th, 1993. “It was just eating away at him,” said one police source.

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Coleman reportedly confessed that Henkel resisted the robbery and grabbed his .40-caliber gun. Coleman then allegedly pulled away and shot Henkel three times in the chest, and upon review of the cold-case file all of Coleman’s details matched. Coleman was 18 at the time, but has been arrested 25 times since 2003 for drugs, burglary and grand larceny. He has been charged with murder, and is being held without bail.

Coleman is best known for his album Child Of The Ghetto, featuring the single “Let’s Get It.”. He was signed to rapper Diddy‘s Bad Boy Records at the time, and Diddy performed on the single. Coleman reportedly no longer has ties to the label, but we can relive his glory days with the “Let’s Get It” music video.

Info Via: Gothamist

 

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