Weeks after the fatal shooting of G-Unit affiliate Mazaradi Fox, new reports claim police have arrested a suspect in connection to the fatal slaying.
Details of the arrest surfaced online early Tuesday (February 11) morning.
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 last month.
“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”)
New York authorities recently said they believed the rapper’s horrific shooting may have been all about revenge.
A police source indicated the Fox slaying was possibly gang-related. Five years ago, Fox pumped two .25-caliber bullets into Queens gangbanger Rashawn Carter, authorities said. The victim survived the shooting. Charged with attempted murder, Fox was later convicted of attempted assault and sent to prison. In a bizarre twist, Carter was then executed in a brazen February 2010 street hit witnessed by the local precinct commander. “What a stroke of luck,” one police source dryly observed. “The person you were trying to kill gets killed by someone else.” (New York Daily News)
G-Unit Records released a statement on Fox’s shocking death in early January.
“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)
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