According published reports, a longtime friend
of Jam Master Jay claims that he knows who shot the legendary DJ and has already
revealed them to police.
Ronald "Tinard" Washington claims that
he saw Jay with a .45 caliber handgun the day he was murdered and that Run DMC
member was scared for his life.
He also claimed that he saw a former rap promoter
and his son entering Jay’s Queens recording studio and shortly afterwards, heard
Those men, are allegedly from the same area of
Hollis as Jay, but sources said Washington may be trying to get even with the
men, who allegedly tried to take his life shortly after Jay was gunned down.
"Tinard may or may not be telling the truth,
but the word coming from Hollis is that he has a major ax with a man known only
as Big D and his son known as Noyd," an anonymous source told AllHipHop.com.
"Tinard believes these individuals are responsible
for the attempt on his life two days after JMJ was killed and seems determined
to get even. The validity or motive for the accusation is a point of interest
Washington, who allegedly lived in Jam Master
Jay’s studio, claims that Jam Master Jay showed him the .45-caliber handgun
just hours before he was shot and Jay allegedly gave Washington $200 to buy
bullets for the handgun.
Washington is currently in a Nassau County, Long
Island jail for allegedly robbing a Long Island motel at gun point.