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It’s been nearly a year since the May 17, 2015 shooting death of rapper Chinx in Queens, New York, and police are still searching for answers.
Lead detectives Lt. Louron Hall and Lt. Richard Rudolph shed some new light on their investigation in an interview with Fox 5 New York.
Hall and Rudolph dismissed the theory that Chinx, real name Lionel Pickens, was killed in a drive-by shooting. They believe he was targeted. Rudolph says the shooter exited a dark colored Altima or Mercedes and walked up to the 31-year old’s Porsche and began firing.
Twelve 9mm shell casings were recovered at the scene.
“He was not involved as far as we know with any type of serious drugs,” Rudolph said. “But he was about to make it big. He was going to make money.”
The shooting did not take place on Queens Boulevard as had been widely reported, but on Main Street at the intersection.
The detectives have not gotten any cooperation from the public during the investigation. They are asking anyone with information to contact them.
“Individuals in the rap industry … we really need those people to come forward,” Hall told Fox 5.
A posthumous album from Chinx titled “Legends Never Die” will be released on June 3rd. The lead single “For the Love” is available now on iTunes https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/for-love-feat.-meet-sims-single/i…