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Third man charged in shooting death of Run-DMC's Jam Master Jay

According to investigators, Jay Bryant, 49, was seen entering the Queens studio where the hip-hop artist, whose real name is Jason Mizell, was shot to death.

News 12 Staff

May 31, 2023, 12:31 PM

Updated 384 days ago

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Prosecutors say a third man has now been charged in the 2002 murder of Run-DMC's Jam Master Jay.
According to investigators, Jay Bryant, 49, was seen entering the Queens studio where the hip-hop artist, whose real name is Jason Mizell, was shot to death. From the indictment, Bryant's clothing with his DNA was found at the scene.
Bryant was already being held on a separate federal drug charge, but now he faces murder and drug trafficking counts.
Karl Jordan and Ronald Washington have already been charged in Mizell's murder. Prosecutors say Jam Master Jay was shot in the head in a drug deal gone wrong.


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