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Two suspects charged with 2015 murder of rapper Chinx

December 14, 2017  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Two suspects charged with 2015 murder of rapper Chinx

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NYPD arrest two suspects for the shooting death of rapper Chinx

New York City Police arrested two inmates Thursday for the 2015 fatal drive-by shooting death of rapper Lionel “Chinx” Pickens.

Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown announced the murder indictment of 32-year-old Quincy Homere of Baldwin and 26-year-old Valley Stream resident Jamar Hill on charges including second-degree murder, attempted murder, assault, and criminal possession of a weapon, in connection with the shooting death of the 31-year-old rapper.

Chinx was gunned down during a drive-by on Queens Boulevard on May 17th, 2015, which also wounded his friend, 27-year-old pal Antar Alziadi.

Quincy Homere, left, and Jamar Hill are accused of killing NYC rapper Chinx in a 2015 drive-by shooting in Queens.

The two victims were sitting in Pickens’ brand new Porsche just after performing at a Brooklyn nightclub around 4 a.m. when gunmen opened fire from another vehicle.

Prosecutors said the two career criminals followed the two victims from the club before firing on the two men.

Chinx was shot 15 times, while a seriously injured Alziadi stumbled from the car with two gunshot wounds to his back and managed to call 911.

Paramedics rushed both victims to Jamaica Hospital where the rapper later died.

Rapper Chinx was gunned down in May 2017

Holmere, who has eight prior arrests, is already in custody awaiting federal trial for an unrelated armed bank robbery case, according to PIX11.

Hill, who himself has five prior arrests was already serving five years in state prison after pleading guilty in a 2014 theft.

Following the arrests, Pickens’ widow, Janelli Caceres, took to Facebook to praise the arrests.

“GOD is good and he hears your prayers,” Caceres says in a video which included footage of police escorting one of the suspects into the 107th Precinct.

The suspects were arraigned in Queens Supreme Court on Thursday.

If convicted, Hill and Homere each face up to 25 years to life in prison.

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