TWO CHARGED WITH MURDER OF FAR ROCK RAPPER “CHINX”
After more than two years of tireless investigation, two Long Island men have been charged by Queens prosecutors with five criminal counts for their alleged drive-by slaying of Far Rockaway rapper, Chinx.
According to the Daily News, Lionel Pickens, 31, known by his stage name “Chinx,” grew up in the Edgemere Houses and later in Redfern. He was on the verge of blowing it up big in the hip world, but his life was tragically cut short on May 17, 2015 when he was shot and killed, while sitting in his car with his friend, Antar Alziadi, 27 in Briarwood, Queens. Alziadi was injured, but survived.
District Attorney Richard A. Brown identified the defendants as Jamar Hill, 26, of Valley Stream, and Quincy Homere, 32, of Baldwin. They are presently awaiting arraignment before Queens Supreme Court Justice Kenneth J. Holder on a five-count indictment charging them with one count each of second-degree murder, second-degree attempted murder, first-degree assault and two counts of second-degree criminal possession of a weapon.
Brown said that according to the charges, in the early morning hours of May 17, 2015, Hill and Homere followed Chinx from a nightclub performance in Brooklyn into Queens before firing a weapon at his Porsche in the vicinity of Main Street and Queens Boulevard. Both Chinx and his passenger, Alziadi, were struck multiple times. The two men were transported to a local Queens hospital, where Chinx was pronounced dead and Alziadi was treated for his injuries.
If convicted, both defendants each face up to 25 years to life in prison.
Chinx, was working on his debut album, “Welcome to JFK,” when he died. The album was released in August 2015.