Dec. 14, 2017 By Tara Law
Two Long Island men have been charged with the shooting death of a rapper in Briarwood.
Jamar Hill, 26 and Quincy Homere, 32, were indicted by a Queens County grand jury Thursday for the fatal shooting of Lionel Pickens, 31, who went by the name Chinx.
Pickens was shot in the early morning hours of May 17, 2015, according to the Queens District Attorney’s office. The men have also been charged with wounding Antar Alziadi, 27.
The pair allegedly followed Pickens after a nightclub performance in Brooklyn to Queens. The men shot at Pickens’ Porsche near Main Street and Queens Boulevard while the vehicle was stopped at a red light. Both Pickens and Alziadi were struck multiple times.
The victims were taken to a local hospital, where Pickens was pronounced dead. Alziadi was treated for his injuries.
“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. Such violence has no place in a civilized society,” said Richard A. Brown, Queens District Attorney, in a statement.
Hill and Homere have been charged with second-degree murder, second-degree attempted murder, first-degree assault and two counts of second-degree criminal possession of a weapon. If convicted, the men each face 25 years to life in prison.
Both Hill and Homere have an extensive rap sheet, according to the Daily News. In 2003, Homere was charged for attacking a man with a hammer in a road rage incident. At the time of the murder, Hill was out on bail for a July 2014 armed robbery in Queens.
Homere and Hill are awaiting arraignment.