The NYPD Has Made Two Arrests In The 2015 Murder Of Queens Rapper Chinx
Two convicts from Long Island were arrested Thursday in the drive-by slaying of Queens rapper Lionel “Chinx” Pickens, sources said.
Quincy Homere, 32, and Jamar Hill, 26, were already behind bars on unrelated charges when they were busted in the May 2015 murder of the up-and-coming hip hop star.
Pickens was sitting inside his silver Porsche at a red light on Queens Blvd. in Briarwood when a car pulled up and at least one occupant opened fire.
Pickens was riddled with 15 bullets and his passenger was wounded in the 4 a.m. shooting, police said.
Authorities said Hill and Homere followed Pickens from a performance at a Brooklyn lounge, identified as the now-shuttered Red Wolf nightclub, before pumping him full of bullets.
Pickens and his critically-injured passenger, 27-year-old Antar Alziadi, were rushed to Jamaica Hospital.
Doctors couldn’t save Pickens, but Alziadi survived the attack.
The shooters sped off, and the NYPD offered a $2,500 reward for information leading to their arrest.
“I wish a slow torturous death on whoever did this to my baby,” Pickens’ wife Janelli Caceres wrote on Facebook at the time.
Homere and Hill were expected to be arraigned later Thursday on a five-count indictment charging them with murder, attempted murder, assault and criminal possession of a weapon.
If convicted, they each face up to 25 years to life in prison.