Men indicted in Queens rapper Chinx's shooting death in 2015, DA says

Two men have been arrested in the 2015 drive-by shooting death of Lionel Pickens a New York City rapper who

Chinx, who was born and raised in Far Rockaway, was fatally wounded, having been shot 15 times.

After two and a half years, the NYPD have found the people they believe are responsible for killing Queens rapper Chinx Drugz.

According to District Attorney Richard Brown, 32-year-old Baldwin man Quincy Homere and 26-year-old Valley Stream resident Jamar Hill were arrested Thursday morning and will be charged with second-degree murder, second-degree attempted murder, first-degree assault and two counts of second-degree criminal possession of a weapon. Homere was behind bars on federal charges and Hill on state, sources said.

Hill and Homere followed Pickens from the Red Wolf nightclub in Brooklyn - where he had just performed - into Queens before opening fire from a auto on the rapper's 2015 Porsche Panamera 4 in the vicinity of Main Street and Queens Boulevard, the district attorney said. Pickens, and his friend, Antar Alziadi, were both struck multiple times.

The shooters sped off after the attack, and the NYPD offered a $2,500 reward for information leading to their arrest.

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O'Neill said the indictment "shows that the two defendants essentially stalked their victims before shooting them and making a getaway".

The two are expected to be arraigned on murder charges later Thursday.

Born Lionel Pickens, the New York City rapper was gunned down at a red light in Queens previous year, sending shockwaves through the hip-hop community. Pickens was rushed to Jamaica Hospital but later succumbed to his injuries.

Veronica Clinton, Mr. Pickens's mother, dabbed her eyes with tissues and shook her head as the suspects walked into court.

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