After 18 Years, Charges Have Finally Been Made In the Unsolved Murder of Jam Master Jay

by Taylor Handberry Staggers

August 17, 2020

After nearly twenty years, two men have been indicted for the murder of Jam Master Jay. New York U.S attorney, Seth D. DuCharme, alleges that Karl Jordan Jr. and Ronald Washington conspired to have the Run-DMC DJ murdered.

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Born Jason Mizell, the 37-year-old was shot to death in a Queens’ recording studio. Up until now, his murder has gone unsolved. The new indictment claims that Jam Master Jay was involved in distributing cocaine from 1996 up to his death in 2002 when Washington and Jordan Jr. entered the studio shooting the famous emcee in retaliation for an earlier drug dispute.

DuCharme released a statement regarding these new developments;

“It was important to us then and remains extremely important to us now to bring justice for the victim, his family, friends, and the community that cared so much about those events.”

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Jam Master Jay was one-third of the icon 80’s hip-hop group, Run-DMC. His fellow group members were Joseph “Rev. Run” Simmons and Daryl “DMC” McDaniels. The group disbanded after his murder.

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