Reports the New York Daily News:
The deadly drive-by shooting of Queens rapper Lionel “Chinx” Pickens early Sunday could have a connection to the mysterious murder of his music mentor Stack Bundles eight years ago, police brass said Tuesday.
Bundles, whose real name was Rayquan Elliott, was gunned down near the lobby of his Far Rockaway apartment building shortly before 6 a.m. on June 11, 2007.
Pickens, 31, was serving four years in prison for cases involving robbery and crack cocaine when Bundles was ambushed and shot once in the head and once in the thigh at age 24.
“They were friends, Stack Bundles and Chinx. They were friends, so we’re looking at all hip-hop angles,” NYPD Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce said.
Chinx was driving his Porsche Panamera with a Coke Boys member Yemen Chee$e, born Antar Alziadi, when another car rolled up beside his vehicle let off at least a dozen shots. Both Chinx and Yemen were hit, with the latter surviving his injuries.