Report: Investigation In Jam Master Shooting

Investigators planned today (Nov. 4) to question a man in connection with the shooting death of Run-D.M.C. member Jam Master Jay, according to the New York Times. Senior police officials told the pape

Investigators planned today (Nov. 4) to question a man in connection with the shooting death of Run-D.M.C. member Jam Master Jay, according to the New York Times. Senior police officials told the paper the man had been feuding with Jam Master Jay, whose real name was Jason Mizell, for as long as a decade.

Investigators said the man, whom they did not identify, had threatened one of Mizell's associates in a telephone call several weeks ago, the Times reported today. They said the man announced that he was "coming up" from the South to resolve the conflict, but they did not know of any recent contact between the two men.

Mizell, 37, was shot by a masked gunman as he played video games Wednesday night in the lounge of his recording studio in Queens. A police spokesperson would not comment on the report.

As previously reported, a private and public viewing is scheduled for today at Jay Foster-Phillips Funeral Home in Saint Albans, Queens. A funeral will be held tomorrow at the Allen A.M.E. Cathedral in Queens.

Police have asked anyone with information about the case to call their Crimestoppers tip line at 800-577-TIPS.


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