A Jamaica man has been arrested in the Jan. 3 shooting that killed a former associate of rap star 50 Cent and wounded three other people.
Police said Jamal Scott, 35, of 156th Street, has been charged with second-degree murder, three counts of second-degree attempted murder and four counts of illegal possession of a weapon.
Jamal Green, 42, of Springfield Gardens performed under the stage name Mazaradi Fox. He and three companions were sitting in an SUV stopped at the intersection of 134th Avenue and Farmers Boulevard shortly after 4 p.m. when two gunman pulled up in a dark-colored sedan and began firing into the SUV.
Queens District Attorney Richard Brown, in a statement issued by his office, said the second gunman has not yet been arrested.
Green got out of the SUV and fell to the snow-covered sidewalk. He was declared dead at the scene.
A 21-year-old man received serious wounds to his neck and one shoulder, while a 22-year-old man was hit in one leg and a 32-year-old woman sustained a gaze wound to her neck.
Police released no details about Scott’s arrest, but said the investigation is ongoing.
Green and 50 Cent appeared to have ended their artistic associations, though the rapper did acknowledge Green’s death on his website. Green had founded his own recording label, Dumout Records.
He had been out of prison about two weeks, having served time for assault in connection with the 2009 shooting of a man named Rashawn Carter.
Carter, who was shot twice in the incident, survived, only to be shot to death on 164th Street in Jamaica in February 2010 when three cars pulled up alongside him.
The Carter shooting was witnessed by NYPD Inspector Charles McEvoy, commanding officer of the 103rd Precinct, who was on patrol at the time. McEvoy personally chased down and arrested one of the suspects.