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18 Years Later, Two Arrested in The 2002 Murder of Jam Master Jay

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In very unexpected news, two people have been arrested in the 2002 murder of RUN-DMC’s Jam Master Jay.

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The influential artist was murdered inside a Jamaica, Queens recording studio on October 30, 2002 but till now, investigators have had a few ideas about who killed him. However, according to a new report, two men named Ronald Washington and Karl Jordan, Jr. have been arrested in the case. The New York City Police Department is expected to announce the charges for two suspects connected to the unsolved murder later today (Monday) in a press conference between Chief Rodney Harrison and the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York.

Washington, 56, is already behind bars for robbery while Jordan, 36, was arrested Sunday, law-enforcement sources told NY Times.

According to his friend Uriel “Tony” Rincon who was with Jay at the time when he was killed, Jay failed to defend himself because he knew his killer. The two were playing on Sony Playstation inside the studio when a man dressed in black walked in. He hugged Jay, then pulled out a .40-caliber handgun and shots rang out in the studio. The first bullet hit Rincon’s leg while a second bullet hit Jay in the head and killed him on the spot.