Unknown Jason Mizell Killer - New York - 2002 Nov 7, 2013 14:37:02 GMT -5
Post by theczar on Nov 7, 2013 14:37:02 GMT -5
Police are looking for the people responsible for the murder of Jason Mizell, aka, Jam Master Jay. This case was profiled in early November 2002, shortly after it happened.
Jay, the DJ for RUN DMC, was in his studio with several other people. Mizell and another man were in one room playing video games, while two others were listening to a demo. Suddenly, two masked men burst through. One stayed by the door while the other entered the room where Jay was. He fired one shot behind Jay's ear, killing him instantly. He fired another shot which hit Jay's friend in the leg. The two then fled.
There have been several accusations thrown around regarding who killed Jay, many of them coming from Randy Allen. Allen was in the studio during the murder. Shortly afterwards, he claimed the other person in the studio said the killer was a man who Jay owed money to. The man was brought in as a suspect, but was soon cleared. Police claim that Allen has not cooperated fully with the investigation, and it's alleged he knows who did it, but refuses to speak.
Another theory is regarding former drug kingpin Kenneth McGriff, aka Supreme. Supreme had been released from prison shortly before after serving time for trafficking. At the time of his murder, Jay was a mentor to rapper 50 Cent. Back in 2000, 50 Cent recorded a song which name-dropped several high-level drug traffickers from the 80s, specifically in the Queens area, including Supreme. Supreme threatened 50 Cent to stop mentioning him, and he's suspected of ordering the shooting of 50, which he survived. Since Jay was 50's mentor, it's possible Supreme struck back at 50 by killing him. However, Supreme, who is serving life for ordering 2 other murders, has never been charged.
There's another theory I came up with. According to the book Queens Reigns Supreme, Jay was so broke during the mid to late 90s that he began running cocaine from Baltimore to New York. It's possible he reneged on a deal, and the murder was to send a message. If that's the case, only those who were close to Jay when he was muling coke may know who did it, and who knows who they are.
What do you guys think? I think had there been more press and media attention on this case, it probably would've been solved. Unfortunately, it's probably one of those cases where people know who did it, but are afraid to come forward.
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