Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Two Arrested for Murder of Jam Master Jay

Back in 2002 Jam Master Jay, the DJ for Hip Hop pioneers Run DMC, was gunned down inside his recording studio in Jamaica, Queens in an unsolved case.

This week two of Jay's associates were indicted for his murder...

Queens residents Karl Jordan and Ronald Washington have been charged with the murder of Jam Master Jay over a drug deal gone wrong.

According to reports Jam Master Jay acquired 10 kilos of cocaine and enlisted Jordan, Washington and others to distribute it in the Maryland area. After Jay had second thoughts about Washington and cut him out of the deal, Washington and Jordan conspired to kill him.

Ronald Washington is already in jail on robbery charges but Karl Jordan was arrested and taken into custody on Sunday.

Both are charged with murder and one count of conspiracy to distribute cocaine and seven counts of cocaine distribution.

The death penalty is being considered.


R in NYC said...

Washington was one grimey mofo. Lydia High (the receptionist) id'd him to the cops as the one who pointed the gun in her face. They knew Washington was involved from day one.
I'm happy there's finally Justice for Jay.

ms mac said...

I didn't really follow this story when he was killed but I'm glad his family can get some closure. The big question for me is why was he still running drugs at that point in his life? Were they not getting paid? Joey seemed to be doing well financially so what happened to his check? Was he getting short changed by the label or did he just not want to leave that life alone?

The King Of The Real said...

Finally, been waiting for years for this

R in NYC said...

Ms mac Jay wasn't getting it like the other two and he owed the irs over $470,000 and he was taking care of a lot of family and friends.

Anonymous said...

How did police get this conviction finally, after so many years has passed? Did someone finally come forward and snitch, I mean tell?

Wasn't there other ppl in the studio when this happened? Close friends knew and were afraid of being killed or called a snitch. Busta is one of them.

ms mac said...

Thanks R in NYC. Makes perfect sense. For those who make it out of the hood and get a little dough that whole supporting everybody and their mama thing is really real.

NiyabinghiObeahWomanWarrior said...

At least the family now has some closer.

R in NYC thank you for that piece of info.

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