Jam Master Jay of Run DMC was a huge contributor to the advancement of hip hop during the 1980’s into the pop culture phenomenon it is today. So when word got out that he was murdered, it sent waves throughout the music world.
He was shot and killed outside of a recording studio in Jamaica, Queens on October 30th, 2002.
According to the New York Times, prosecutors on the case will be announcing indictments against two men they believe murdered Jam Master Jay. Law enforcement sources said Ronald Washington and Karl Jordan, Jr. were indicted on charges of murder while engaging in drug trafficking. Police said both Washington and Jordan have been long-time suspects in the case, though only now have they been able to collect the evidence to properly indict the two. Washington is already in prison for a robbery while Jordan was arrested by the ATF and NYPD on Sunday morning.
A press conference formally announcing the indictment of Washington and Jordan is expected to take place later today with Chief Rodney Harrison and the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York.
Washington was previously listed as an accomplice to the murder in 2007, though the second gunman was never identified. According to an article from Today, Washington denied any connection to the murder of Jam Master Jay.
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