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Man Charged In Shooting That Killed Rapper, Wounded 3 Others In Queens

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Scene of shooting in Queens Jan. 3, 2014 (Lou Young/CBS 2)

Scene of shooting in Queens Jan. 3, 2014 (Lou Young/CBS 2)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A Queens man has been charged in a shooting that left a rapper dead and three others wounded last month.

Jamal Scott, 35, of Jamaica, Queens, was charged Tuesday in the shooting that killed Mazardi Fox – given name Jamal Green – who formerly had been associated with 50 Cent’s G-Unit. The shooting also wounded three others as a gunman fired when the victims’ vehicle pulled up to a stop sign, Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown announced.

Scott was charged with one count of murder, three counts of attempted murder, and four counts of criminal possession of a weapon. If convicted, he could face in excess of 25 years to life in prison, prosecutors said.

Shortly after 4 p.m. Jan. 3, Rapper Fox was sitting in the front passenger seat of a Nissan Rogue headed east on 134th Avenue toward Farmers Boulevard, with three others in the back seat, prosecutors said.

The vehicle had just pulled to a stop sign when two gunmen fired multiple shots, prosecutors said.

Fox suffered a gunshot wound to the chest and was pronounced dead at the scene, prosecutors said.

He had been signed onto 50 Cent’s G Unit record label in 2007.

Officers also found a man, 29, with gunshot wounds to his neck and shoulder. He was treated at Jamaica Hospital along with a woman, 33, who was treated for a graze wound to the neck.

A fourth victim, a 22-year-old man, was taken to North Shore Hospital on Long Island and treated for a gunshot wound to the leg, police said.

The driver was not injured in the attack.

Shell casings from a 9mm firearm and a 40-caliber firearm were allegedly found at the scene, prosecutors said.

Green had been released from prison on Dec. 20, after serving a two-year sentence for attempted assault, the report said. He was also convicted of attempted murder in 1998, according to court records, 1010 WINS reported.

Scott was awaiting arraignment Tuesday in Queens Criminal Court.

The second gunman remained at large Tuesday.

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