Who killed Biggie? Who killed Tupac? Who killed Jam Master Jay?
These callous murders changed the course of music history and have haunted Hip-Hop historians and fan crime detectives for years. Despite endless documentaries, investigations and accusations, the killers of B.I.G and Pac have not been brought to justice, but we now know who killed JMJ of the legendary group Run DMC from Hollis, Queens.
After 18 years of rumors and whispers, two men have been arrested for the heinous crime.
Federal prosecutors on Monday afternoon announced the indictment of the two men whom investigators have long suspected of participating in killing the D.J., whose real name was Jason Mizell, inside a Queens recording studio.
BREAKING: 2 suspects were indicted for killing Run-DMC star Jam Master Jay, 18 years after his death, reports @nytimes.
He was shot and killed in 2002 in his Queens recording studio. One suspect is already in federal prison for robbery, the other is now in custody. pic.twitter.com/17oJattifr
— AJ+ (@ajplus) August 17, 2020
The long-time suspects, Ronald Washington and Karl Jordan, Jr., were charged with murder while engaged in drug trafficking in a 10-count indictment unsealed Monday.
The indictment says the two men “together with others, with malice aforethought, did unlawfully kill Jason Mizell, also known as ‘Jam Master Jay.’”
It appears it all had to do with the dirty drug game — a narrative most street heads were familiar with.
“They walked in and murdered him in cold blood,” Seth D. DuCharme, the acting United States attorney for the Eastern District of New York, said at a news conference on Monday afternoon.
According to a New York Times report;
Prosecutors claim that the two had “executed” Mr. Mizell after he sought to exclude them from “a multi-kilogram, multistate narcotics transaction.” In July 2002, just months before the murder, court papers say, Mr. Mizell had received about 10 kilos of cocaine “on consignment” from a supplier in Maryland. Mr. Washington and Mr. Jordan were supposed to have been his partners in the deal, the papers say, but after a dispute, Mr. Mizell threatened to cut them out.