More to the Story: Feds Say Jam Master Jay's Murder Was the Result of a Drug Deal Gone Wrong

As reported earlier, two men have been arrested and charged for the murder of Run-DMC’s Jam Master Jay after nearly two decades.

Ronald Washington and Karl Jordan, Jr. are the two men allegedly responsible for the murder. According to the feds, Jam Master Jay was murdered after one of them had been cut out of a drug deal.

via TMZ:

According to federal prosecutors … the investigation revealed Jay had acquired 10 kilos of cocaine to be distributed in Maryland by Washington, Jordan and others, but Jay allegedly told Washington he was not going to be involved.

So, authorities allege the 2 suspects entered Jay’s studio around 7:30 PM armed with firearms, and Jordan fired 2 shots at close range … one of which hit the Run-DMC DJ in the head and killed him. The second shot struck another person in the leg.

Each man is charged with murder while engaged in narcotics trafficking and firearm-related murder for the fatal shooting. Jordan is also charged with one count of conspiracy to distribute cocaine and 7 counts of cocaine distribution.

Both men are facing 20 years to life in prison, or possibly the death penalty if convicted.

 

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