On Monday, federal officials in conjunction with the New York City Police Department announced indictments for two men connected to the unsolved murder of Jam Master Jay. Prosecutors identified the alleged suspects as Ronald Washington and Karl Jordan, Jr.
The Federal prosecutors allege the two men entered Jay’s 24/7 Studio in Jamaica Queens, New York. The indictment alleges Jordan delivered the fatal shot that killed Jay. Jordan and Washington were each charged with murder while engaged in narcotics trafficking and firearm related to the murder.
“What we’ve alleged in that indictment is that on October 30, 2002, nearly 20 years ago, Mr. Jordan and Mr. Washington walked into a music studio in Queens where Mr. Mizell and others were working essentially, hanging out, and they walked in and murdered him in cold blood,”
said Acting U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York Seth DuCharme.
Jam Master Jay was the DJ for band for RUN-DMC.
Jay’s studio has been converted into the Hall of Fame studio owned by a new company that has kept Jay’s legacy alive with painted murals and several RUN DMC memorabilia that decorate the walls.