Authorities Concede Jam Master Jay Murder Remains A Cold Case

Jason "Jam Master Jay" Mizell" of "RUN-DMC" holds a doll bearing his likeness after induction into the Hollywood Rockwalk at the Guitar Center in Hollywood, California, February 25. (Photo by Steve Grayson/WireImage)

Authorities Concede Jam Master Jay Murder Remains A Cold Case

Monday, October 30 marks the 15-year anniversary of his passing.

Published October 29, 2017

Legendary DJ Jam Master Jay was killed 15 years ago tomorrow (October 30) and since his murder, police officials still haven’t been able to provide any information on a concrete suspect.

The Run-DMC member and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee was shot at a Queens, New York studio in 2002. Two men were reportedly buzzed into through security with one of them subsequently hugging Jay (born Jason Mizell) before gunfire erupted.

One round missed, however a second was fired at point blank range into his head, killing him. Law enforcement has gone on record revealing that at least four other men were in the studio with Jay, but none provided enough useful information to nab a suspect.

Federal prosecutors identified Ronald “Tenad” Washington as an armed accomplice in 2007. He’s denied any involvement and was never formally charged. Since, the case has gone cold. Mizell died at age 37.

Written by Paul Meara

(Photo: Steve Grayson/WireImage)

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