Run-DMC Member Jam Master Jay Murder Suspect Also Suspected of Killing 2Pac’s Longtime Associate, Randy “Stretch” Walker
More details have surfaced in the murder of rapper Randy “Stretch” Walker.
One of the two men accused of murdering Run-DMC member Jam Master Jay at his Jamaica, Queens recording studio 20 years ago was also the suspect in the 1995 killing of Randy “Stretch” Walker– a rapper most famous for his longtime association with the late Tupac “2Pac” Shakur!
According to VLAD, prosecutors allege they had three witnesses who could testify that Ronald “Tinard” Washington was the man who shot and killed Stretch during a Nov. 30, 1995 car chase. Reportedly, Stretch’s brother, Christopher “Majesty” Walker, was the intended target. Prosecutors also claim to have identified a person who was inside the car with Washington when the shooting occurred, but the individual would have pleaded the fifth if called to testify.
According to recent court documents, authorities identified Washington as a possible suspect in Stretch’s homicide in the early 2000s. Despite all this, he has never been charged for that case. Prosecutors did raise the issue when arguing for a lengthy prison sentence for Washington in a federal robbery case back in 2007, however, a judge refused to consider it.
Washington, along with Karl “Little D” Jordan, remain in federal custody on charges that they conspired to murder Jam Master Jay during a dispute over cocaine trafficking. Prosecutors allege Jay was involved with a major cocaine supplier in Maryland–identified as a high-ranking Black Mafia Family member–and had threatened to cut Washington out of a cocaine deal just three months before he was killed. Prosecutors have alleged that both men ambushed Jam Master Jay’s recording studio armed with pistols and that Washington ordered everyone to the ground and “provided cover” while Jordan murdered the legendary DJ on October 20, 2002. Reportedly, the trial is scheduled for February 2023.
Details of Randy “Stretch” Walker killing have surfaced again due to pretrial motions over witness statements, a defense request to try Jordan and Washington separately, and arguments over Karl “Little D” Jordan’s possible alibi. His murder led to years of speculation that it was somehow tied in with the 1994 robbery and shooting of 2Pac and the subsequent end of 2Pac and Stretch’s friendship.
In court documents, prosecutors contend that Ronald “Tinard” Washington had a longtime feud with a gang known as the Young Guns, whose membership included Stretch’s brother, Majesty. Authorities allege that Washington was part of a gang known as the Hollis Juniors Crew that rivaled the Young Guns, and that Washington’s brother was murdered as part of the rivalry.
According to reports, on Nov. 30, 1995, just a little after midnight, Washington and two others allegedly chased down and shot Stretch inside a minivan at 12th Avenue and 209th Street in Queens Village. In a court filing, prosecutors wrote,
“At the time, (Washington) believed that he was firing at Young Guns member (Majesty), (Stretch’s) brother.”
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