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Man charged in fatal shooting of Queens rapper with ties to 50 Cent

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Updated 4:00 p.m.

A man has been arrested for the murder of a Queens rapper who had ties to 50 Cent.

Jamal Scott, 35, is accused of fatally shooting 42-year-old Jamal Green and injuring three others the afternoon of Jan. 3 near Farmers Boulevard and 134th Avenue, police said.

Green was shot in the chest and pronounced dead at the scene, according to the NYPD.

Two of the injured victims were treated for wounds to the neck, and the third suffered a gunshot to the elbow, according to prosecutors.

Scott, along with a second individual, who is still at large, allegedly ambushed the victims while the SUV they were sitting in was pulled up to a stop sign, District Attorney Richard Brown said.

He has been charged with second-degree murder, three counts of second-degree attempted murder and four counts of criminal possession of a weapon, Brown said.

Green, a Jamaica resident, was a rapper who also went by the name Mazaradi Fox,, according to the district attorney. He had formerly been associated with 50 Cent’s G-Unit and had reportedly been a friend of the rapper.

The Daily News reported that Green helped raise D’aja “Asia” Robinson, the 14-year-old girl who was shot to death on a Queens bus in May.



Shooting kills Queens rapper, injures three others

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Updated 9:50 p.m.

A shooting in southeast Queens Friday afternoon left one person dead and three injured, police said.

The incident happened about 4:10 p.m. near Farmers Boulevard and 134th Avenue, according to the NYPD.

Jamal Green, 42, who was shot in the chest, was pronounced dead at the scene, police said.

Green, a Jamaica resident, was a rapper who also went by the name Mazaradi Fox, according to the New York Daily News. He was a childhood friend of 50 Cent and had been a part of his hip hop group G-Unit, the Daily News reported.

“Saddened by the news of Mazaradi’s tragic passing my thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends #smsaudio,” 50 Cent tweeted Friday night.

The Daily News also reported that Green helped raise D’aja “Asia” Robinson, the 14-year-old girl who was shot to death on a Queens bus in May.

One of the three victims injured in the shooting was a 21-year-old man, who was struck in the shoulder and neck, according to authorities. He was taken to Jamaica Hospital in critical condition.

A 22-year-old man was shot in the leg and taken to North Shore Long Island Jewish Hospital in stable condition. A 32-year-old woman was transported to Jamaica Hospital with a graze wound to her neck, and is also listed in stable condition.

There are no arrests at this time and the investigation is ongoing, the NYPD said.

According to published reports, the suspect fled in a vehicle, possibly a black or dark-colored Hyundai sedan.




Queens’ Morning Roundup

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Friday: Sunny, with a high near 93. Southwest wind 8 to 15 mph. Friday night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 74. West wind 8 to 10 mph.

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Hip-hop manager Chris Lighty dead after shooting himself outside his Bronx apartment

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MTA kicking more trash cans at subway stations

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Queens’ Morning Roundup

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