Two Suspects Arrested in Chinx Murder
Update: XXL has learned that the initial suspect, a 32-year-old named Quincy Homere, was arrested in Queens, New York City on Thursday (Dec. 14). He is headed to Queens Criminal Court today at 2 p.m. EST to face murder charges. Chinx's family will also be headed to court and will issue a statement on the matter this evening.
TMZ reports that 26-year-old Jamar Hill has also been charged in connection to Chinx's murder. Hill and Homere have both been charged with murder, assault and criminal possession of a weapon.
Before their arrest today for Chinx's murder, they were both sitting in jail for unrelated charges.
According to New York Daily News, Homere and Hill followed Chinx after his performance at the now-defunct Red Wolf Lounge in Brooklyn. Hill was out on bail for his role in an armed robbery in Queens in July 2014, just a bit less than a year before he and Homere allegedly shot and killed Chinx. Homere pleaded guilty to first-degree robbery on May 11, 2017, and was sentenced to five years in federal prison. The details surrounding the case of Homere, who's been locked up at Brooklyn MDC, weren't accessible at the time their story was published.
NYPD Commissioner James O’Neill commended the efforts of Queens police. “This indictment shows that the two defendants essentially stalked their victims before shooting them and making a getaway,” he said in statement. “But through the talent and tenacity of the Queens South detectives, working closely with the office of the Queens District Attorney, they have now been brought back to answer for this violent act.”
If convicted, Homere and Hill face 25 years to life in prison.
After nearly three years, a suspect has been arrested for the murder of Chinx, who was shot and killed in Queens, New York on May 17, 2015. Lisa Evers was the first to report the story Thursday morning (Dec. 14).
In a video she uploaded to her Instagram account, a handcuffed man walks into what appears to be either a courthouse or a jail with his hands buried in his face. The person recording the video asks simply, "Why did you do it Quincy?" The man, whose name appears to be Quincy, simply enters the building.
Although Chinx, born Lionel Pickens, has now been dead for almost three years, he's dropped two albums in the last two years. The first was titled Welcome to JFK, which dropped in August 2015. The second, aptly titled Legends Never Die, was released this past September.
Up until now, the murder of Chinx, which occured a charismatic Far Rockaway Queens-hailing MC known for his affiliation with French Montana's Coke Boys, had been a complete mystery with no truly significant leads. The details of this arrest are still uncertain. XXL has reached out to NYPD for more information.
One year after Chinx's tragic death, his widowed wife Janelli Caceres-Pickens spoke on living life without her husband, his estate and the foundation she founded after his death. You can watch her reflect on the life of the late Coke Boy below Evers' video.
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