Suspect arrested in January slaying of 50 Cent's childhood friend.
Authorities apprehended 35-year-old Jamal Scott on second-degree murder charges. Jamal Scott is the younger brother of a 1998 shooting victim he believes Fox had killed, a police source said.
Prior to his death, Fox served time behind bars for separate weapons possession and attempted assault incidents, but was never convicted of killing the victim, 21-year-old Curtis Scott. Fox reportedly ordered the murder following an argument with several men.
Curtis Scott was hit above his left eye, outside the Baisley Park Houses in South Jamaica Queens, New York. Another man, 23-year-old Jamal Ethridge, was shot in the chest.
Flash-forward to the afternoon of Jan. 3, 2014, and the tables allegedly turned. Fox was one of several people sitting in a Nissan SUV when Jamal Scott opened fire, shooting the New Yorker and three others. Fox stumbled out of the vehicle before he collapsed onto a driveway. He was pronounced dead at the scene.
The slain 42-year-old rapper was a childhood friend of 50 Cent, aka Curtis Jackson. According to Fox's girlfriend — who doens't want to be named — her deceased beau's rumored involvement in Curtis Scott's death is circumstantial. "[The shooting] was almost 16 years ago," she said. "Jamal [Green] didn't pull the trigger. He didn't shoot him. He just happened to be there when it happened.
"This is 16 years ago and you're still harboring that?" continued the girlfriend. "Killing Mazaradi, that's not going to bring your brother back."
An arraignment for Jamal Scott was pending as of Tuesday. Before the second-degree murder charge, his criminal record featured 10 arrests, most of which stem from drug and weapons possession charges.
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