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Two charged in 2002 killing of rapper Jam Master Jay

U.S. prosecutors on Monday indicted two men for the 2002 shooting death of Jam Master Jay, the D.J. for hip-hop group Run-DMC.

Two charged in 2002 killing of rapper Jam Master Jay

FILE PHOTO: Members of the musical group RUN-DMC (L to R) Jason Mizell (Jam Master Jay), Darryl McDaniels (DMC) ..

REUTERS: U.S. prosecutors on Monday indicted two men for the 2002 shooting death of Jam Master Jay, the D.J. for hip-hop group Run-DMC.

Jam Master Jay, whose real name was Jason Mizell, was killed inside a recording studio in the New York City borough of Queens.

The U.S Attorney's office for the Eastern District of New York said in a news release that Karl Jordan Jr. would be arraigned later on Monday on charges of murdering Mizell, while Ronald Washington would be arraigned later this week.

Run-DMC, one of the best-known rap acts of the 1980s, was founded in New York City in 1981.

Mizell's murder is one of the most long-running unsolved killings in the music world.

(Reporting by Daniel Trotta; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama and Steve Orlofsky)

Source: Reuters

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