Sources have revealed to AllHipHop.com that Ronald “Tinard” Washington, the man accused of being one gun man/lookout in the murder of Jason “Jam Master Jay” Mizell, lived in a house owned by the DJ in the weeks prior to his slaying.
According to sources, Washington lived in a Hollis home owned by Jam Master Jay, shortly before the pioneering DJ was gunned down.
“Jay knew these guys since he was a kid,” a source told AllHipHop.com. “We all knew Tinard’s history, he was in and out of jail. He fkin shot his own cousin and paralyzed him and put him in a wheel chair. We go in and out of town, and Jay’s cousin got Tinard living in Jay’s fcking crib. The crib Jay’s father left for him. He got Tinard living there. Jay wasn’t pleased and said ‘he gotta come up outta there.'”
Washington was recently convicted for a series of robberies, which were committed shortly after Jam Master Jay’s slaying. He was later implicated in both murders by an ex-girlfriend, who claims the 43-year-old career criminal admitted to the 1995 murder of Randy “Stretch” Walker, as well as the 2002 slaying of Jam Master Jay.
“Tinard went on the robbery spree because he was homeless,” another source revealed. “The same night Jam Master Jay was shot and killed, all of his belongings were thrown out onto the street. He didn’t have anywhere or anything, so he went on a robbing spree.”
The house in question is Jay’s boyhood home, located in Hollis, Queens. Jam Master Jay actually lived a short distance from this residence and his studio, 24/7.
In a bombshell revelation, the source also revealed that the other trigger man is from Hollis. “They all know Tinard and whoever that shot Jay because he lived in that house,” the source told AllHipHop.com, adding that the gun used to commit the murder of Jam Master Jay may have been stolen from that house.
Jam Master Jay was shot and killed on Oct. 30, 2002. His killer remains at large.
The family of Jam Master Jay recently released a statement surrounding the new information.
“For nearly five years, we have been patient, prayerful and diligent in our support of investigators’ efforts to uncover the facts of Jason’s murder,” Jam Master Jay’s family said in a statement to AllHipHop.com. “We’re relieved there’s some information coming out, although we understand that it’s not the full story. It’s been a very frustrating time for us as we wait for the truth to surface. We appreciate the efforts being made to get to the bottom of the story and ask for the continued love and support of all those who demand, as as we have, that whomever was involved be brought to justice.”