Late G-Unit affiliate Mazaradi Fox‘s eyewitness in his fatal shooting last year may have been pressured by law enforcement to pick a predetermined suspect.
According to 34-year-old Rayesha Brockington, who also suffered a wound from the shooting, claimed this week cops coerced her into picking suspect Jamal Scott.
But during a pretrial hearing Wednesday, she made the claim that her identification of Scott was steered by police — shocking court observers. “The detective kept tapping his finger on one picture,” Brockington said on the stand, flanked by her lawyer at the hearing, which will determine whether prosecutors can use her identification in the trial or not. “I told them I couldn’t ID anyone — that (the shooter) had a mask.” (NY Daily News)
Cops arrested Scott in February 2014, weeks after the shooting went down.
Cops said Tuesday they had arrested a man for fatally shooting a rapper who counted 50 Cent as a lifelong friend. Scott Jamal, 35, of Jamaica, Queens, was charged with second-degree murder and four counts of attempted murder and felony assault for the Jan. 3 attack. Detectives allege it was Jamal who blasted a Nissan SUV full of people, including Mazaradi Fox, 42, whose real name was Jamal Green. (New York Daily News)
Upset by the news, G-Unit’s Tony Yayo acknowledged the violence around his neck of the woods following Fox’s passing in January 2014.
“It’s crazy out here, man,” Yayo said in an interview with DJ Whoo Kid. “Yeah, yeah, yeah, rest in peace to Mazaradi Fox. Southside all day. You know how it is in these streets, man. Yeah man, it’s not a game out there. People’s not playing. Sh*t is definitely real. You know? Rest in peace to Fox, condolences to his family, his daughters and everybody. Yeah, man. They only got guns in America. When we go to Paris – they don’t have guns over there.” (“Whoolywood Shuffle”)
G-Unit Records released a statement on Fox’s shocking death in early January 2014.
“We’re sorry to hear about the tragic news. Our sympathy goes out to his family and friends. Despite reports, he was never on the G-Unit record label,” says a representative for G-Unit. “50 Cent was in his New York studio and was saddened when he heard the news. He sends his condolences to Mazaradi’s family,” said a rep for 50-Cent. (This Is 50)