Two men have been indicted in the 2002 slaying of hip hop artist Jam Master Jay. The suspects, identified as Ronald Washington and Karl Jordan Jr.


Jason “Jay” Mizell, known professionally as Jam Master Jay, was a member of 1980s hip-hop sensation Run-DMC with Joseph “Run” Simmons and Darryl “DMC” McDaniel. He was shot to death on October 30, 2002 at a recording studio in Jamaica, Queens. He was 37 years old. Prosecutors said the killing was “in cold blood” and described it as a drug-related homicide.


In October 2017, around the 15th anniversary of Jam Master Jay’s death, an Associated Press headline suggested that the murder case had gone cold. At the same time, however, New York’s WPIX suggested that detectives were nearing a resolution in case.


They have both been charged with murder while engaged in narcotics trafficking and other felony offences.


In court papers released in 2007, Washington was first confirmed to be a suspect in Mizell’s murder. The same documents name him as a suspect in the 1995 fatal shooting of Randy Walker, an associate of the rapper Tupac Shakur.


He has previously denied involvement in either case, and in a sworn statement referred to Mizell as a “childhood friend”.


This is a case that hits home and local news that we will be sure to follow.

Author: Blogger