Jam Master Jay’s Murder Receives Two Additional Drugs & Weapons Charges

One of the suspects in the October 2002 murder of Run-DMC’s Jam Master Jay, has been given two additional drugs and weapons charges.

Brooklyn federal prosecutors charged Karl Jordan Jr with one count of “conspiracy to distribute and possession with intent to distribute controlled substances” and one count of “firearms in connection with a drug-trafficking crime” — both charges are unrelated to the murder of the Hip Hop legend.

Jordan Jr., who was previously charged with attempted murder for shooting Jam Master Jay’s nephew, and Ronald Washington were both charged with murder in August 2020. 

The defendants allegedly carried out the cold-blooded murder of Jason Mizell, a brazen act that has finally caught up with them thanks to the dedicated detectives, agents and prosecutors who never gave up on this case,” stated Acting United States Attorney DuCharme. “The charges announced today begin to provide a measure of justice to the family and friends of the victim, and make clear that the rule of law will be upheld, whether that takes days, months or decades.”


“The gunshots that rang out in a recording studio in Queens nearly 18 years ago, taking this pioneering rap artist’s life, have been answered. Today’s indictment shows that no amount of time passed can erase the commitment of our NYPD detectives, federal law enforcement partners and prosecutors in the US Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District, to the pursuit of justice,” stated NYPD Commissioner Shea.

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