November 14, 2002 12:31
$250,000 REWARD FOR INFO ON RUN-DMC STAR'S MURDER
The cash to be used as an incentive to bring forward witnesses to the slaying of Jam Master Jay...
A reward of $250,000 for information leading to arrest and conviction of the killers of RUN-DMC's JAM MASTER JAY has been put up by the HIP-HOP SUMMIT YOUTH COUNCIL after it received an anonymous donation to be used as an incentive to bring forward witnesses.
New York Police Department and a coalition spearheaded by Russell Simmons has already put up a donation of $62,000.
Jay was shot dead in his Queens studio on October 30. The case was highlighted on America's Most Wanted TV show over the weekend, and posters about the $62,000 reward have been posted around the city.
Meanwhile, a New York newspaper has claimed that an alleged associate of Jam Master Jay may have acted as a lookout for the murderers who shot him.
While the police have said only that investigations are continuing and have not named a suspect, the New York Post on Sunday (November 10) alleged that "a convicted drug dealer" and ex-con, who fled the city after the shooting, is believed to be an accomplice to the killing, and the man is now hiding out in Washington DC.
The newspaper also named an individual that it claims is the "prime suspect," according to reports on the investigation into the Run-DMC DJ's death on mtv.com.
As previously reported on NME.COM, New York police said they were hoping to question a man identified as being from "the South" last week.