One of the saddest days in Hip Hop was when Run-DMC legend DJ Jam Master Jay was gunned down at his Queens recording studio on October 30, 2002. It's been over a decade and the case is still unsolved.  However, new details are coming to light and hopefully that may change.

Jam Master Jay holds a toy figure of himself at a ceremony honoring RUN-DMC's induction into the Hollywood RockWalk February 25 2002. photo by Vince Bucci-Getty Images.

A New York TV station, PIX 11, has recently shed new light on the murder case, that until now has had no suspects.  The TV station spoke with the NYPD lead detective on the case, Det. Vincent Santangelo who provided some new details about Jay’s murder.

According to Det. Santangelo, the surveillance tape in Jay's studio was tampered with. The detective said that it was supposed to record people who entered the famous Merrick Boulevard studio, however it was “useless” and was either improperly set-up or tampered with.

Detective Santangelo said, “When we went to go and take that tape and view it, it was an old tape, it looked like spring time.”  Because the legendary DJ was murdered in late October, police believe the images on the tape do not match that day’s weather. According to details of the case, the camera was located right next to video game Jay and Uriel “Tony” Rincon were playing at the time of the murder.  By the way, Rincon was shot in the leg.

Something else Det. Santangelo confirmed was the fact that Jay’s assistant, Lydia High who was present during the shooting, identified Ronald Tinard Washington as the “look-out” for the unnamed shooter.  However, Washington was never charged for Jay’s murder, but ironically he's currently serving federal time for unrelated burglary charges.

Jam Master Jay’s brother, Marvin Thompson, believes that both Rincon and High know he killed his brother.  Marvin stated that the two did go to Jay's funeral, but were surrounded by security so no one could talk to them and shortly afterward moved out of the city.

Here's a look at New York's PIX 11 story on the new details in Jam Master Jay's murder case.