RUN-DMC MURDER – SUSPECT DESCRIBED

The NYPD hope for help from the public in trying to find out who shot Jam Master Jay...

Police have issued a description of one of the men wanted in connection to the killing of RUN DMC star DJ JAM MASTER JAY.

The DJ, real name Jason Mizell, was one of two men attacked in an incident inside a studio in Queens, New York (October 30). He was shot in the head and died at the scene. The second man, Urieco Rincon, was shot in the leg and taken to a local hospital. As yet, no arrests have been made.

The New York Police Department have issued a description of a man they would like to speak to. They are looking for a 180-pound black male, six feet to six feet two inches in height. He is thought to have been wearing a black sweatsuit and black hat.

Detective Bernard Porter recently said he expects a breakthrough in the case to come from the public. He told American reporters:

“I am confident that being the person who (Jay) was and the legacy he left, that the person who has the information will do the right thing and come forward and help us out.

“If (Jay) was just a street guy who was in the mix and at the wrong place at the wrong time, it would take longer to solve. We are expecting help from the community. That phone call might come five minutes from now, it might come tomorrow, it might come a few days from now. One thing I feel good about is that it’s gonna come because of who Jay was. He was loved and respected. People might come forward with information, they might not be doing it for any personal gain, they’ll be doing it for him.”

Porter also played down fears that the shooting may mark the beginning of a rap war, sparking more shootings. He concluded: “It’s unfortunate and it’s got to be hurtful to his friends in the hip-hop community that (some say) it ‘s a rap war, condemning him and his profession. We’re not doing that.”

In a seemingly unrelated killing, rap promoter Kenneth Walker was shot in the Bronx area of the city. According to local press, the police are not connecting the two incidents at present.

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