According to sources, the NYPD is seeking to question a man in connection with the murder of Jam Master Jay.
Sources told AllHipHop.com that police in Hollis, Queens have been asking about man named “Yaqin,” who is originally from Queens, but resides in Baltimore.
Yaqin has been described as a close family friend of Randy Allen, Jam Master Jay’s longtime business associate.
Allen is under investigation by the NYPD for his lack of cooperation in regard to the murder of Jam Master Jay.
Published reports have said that Ronald “Tinard” Washington, who lived in Jam Master Jay’s Queen’s recording studio, claimed that Jay’s murder emanated from a drug deal gone bad.
Sources stated that Washington, Jam Master Jay and Karl “Big D.” Jordan were fronted 10 kilos of cocaine worth $180,000 from a drug dealer known as “Uncle.”
Jam Master Jay’s driver, Chris Run and the men drove to Baltimore and Yaqin never paid for the drugs.
This incident allegedly happened in June 2002, four months before the DJ was gunned down in his Queens
studio. “Until they get Randy and Lydia to talk, these things don’t matter,” a source speaking on the condition of anonymity told AllHipHop.com. “These things were well known and that’s what’s troubling. It may turn out that none of this has anything to do with Jay being murdered. A lot of people are acting like this couldn’t happen and they knew all these dealings were going on. Why the police didn’t know this or investigate any of this is amazing. The investigation of all these theories should have happened in November of 2002. The police were lazy, and they are getting heat for it now.”
While the police may make an easy target, some of the information pertaining to Jay’s murder originates from Washington, who is also a suspect in Jay’s death.
In addition to allegedly hoping to cash in on the reward money, Washington has allegedly been contacting various people from Queens, hoping to snag a book deal or screenplay.
In published reports, Washington fingered Karl “Big D.” Jordan and his son, Karl “Noyd” Jordan, Jr. as the main suspects.
Washington claims that he witnessed the Jordan’s enter the studio and shortly heard gunshots afterwards. Jordan Sr. has denied that he or his son were involved in the shooting.
Authorities suspect Washington may have served as a lookout for the triggerman. Jordan Jr. is currently being held for attempted murder, after allegedly shooting Jam Master Jay’s nephew in the leg, in an incident sources stated had nothing to do with Jam Master Jay’s murder.
Sources also stated that the elder Jordan attempted to gun down Washington just days after Jam Master Jay was slain.
“It’s not just the police man, it’s also the people that were close to Jay. I mean granted, some of this may have been hidden out of love for the man and his family, but they are partially responsible for this mess and dragging his name through the mud. Had they come forward with more information, some of the other skeletons may not have fallen out of the closet.”
October 30 will mark the one year anniversary that Jam Master Jay was murdered.