Two Suspects Arrested In Connection With Murder of Rapper Chinx: Report

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Chinx performs at Best Buy Theater on April 30, 2014 in New York City.

Two suspects were arrested Thursday (Dec. 14) in connection with the 2015 drive-by slaying of Queens rapper and French Montana associate Chinx

The men, Long Island natives Quincy Homere, 36, and Jamar Hill, 26, -- who were taken into custody -- were already serving time for a string of charges unrelated to Chinx's murder.

Chinx, born Lionel Pickens, was struck with 15 bullets while driving his silver Porshe with passenger Antar Alziadi, when the vehicle stopped at a red light on Queens Boulevard at 4 a.m. in May 2015. Pickens was rushed to Jamaica Hospital but later succumbed to his injuries. 

"GOD is good and he hears your prayers ❤️----," Pickens' wife Janelli wrote on a Facebook video -- exclusively shot by FOX 5 reporter Lisa Evers -- of Homere being taken in for questioning at the detective bureau, with his head down and palms covering his face. 

"In another example of the mindless gun violence plaguing our country, a young, up-and-coming musician had his life and career dramatically cut short by a burst of senseless shooting that also wounded an acquaintance," District Attorney Richard A. Brown told the New York Daily News,  adding that "such violence has no place in a civilized society."

The district attorney's office was not immediately available for comment.

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