Two men have been arrested and charged over the murder of Run-DMC's Jam Master Jay almost 18 years after his death.
A 10-count indictment was unsealed in the Eastern District of New York charging Ronald Washington and Karl Jordan, Jr.
Each defendant is charged with murder while engaged in narcotics trafficking and firearm-related murder for the fatal shooting inside the later DJ's victim's recording studio in Hollis, Queens.
Jordan is also charged with several additional narcotics distribution counts.
"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.