NYPD PRESENCE HEAVY AT CHURCH IN QUEENS FOR LIONEL 'CHINX' PICKENS, SLAIN RAPPER

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Police Barricades at funeral of slain rapper, Lionel "Chinx" Pickens

 

There was a heavy police presence for slain Rapper, "Chinx" at the Greater Allen Cathedral of New York  church in Queens on Tuesday.

The NYPD beefed up its presence at the wake and funeral in fear of more violence, according to a police spokesperson.

The rapper, who was a member of French Montana’s Coke Boys group, lost his life in a hail of bullets back on May 17th after a performance at the Randolph Club.

The church was packed with family, friends and hundreds of onlookers and spectators waiting around to say their farewells to the rapper. Some of the mourners included members of the aspiring rapper's entourage, including his manager, Doug Ellison.

Chinx, born Lionel Pickens, was driving his brand new Porsche and had just dropped off a friend at the Briarwood subway station in Queens when he was ambushed by a blue car. The driver of that car pumped more than 15 bullets into the Porsche, hitting Chinx and another passenger in the car. Chinx died from his injuries while his passenger remained in critical condition at Jamaica Hospital.

A family member at the funeral told reporters, "This gun violence needs to stop. It's getting ridiculous."

As police continue to look for the blue car purportedly involved in the shooting, the aspiring rapper's son grieved at the side of his father's coffin.

"He will definitely be missed," said one relative after the service. "I still can't believe he's gone."

The police have yet to determine a motive into the shooting and the investigation is ongoing.

 

 

 

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