In an interview with Fox 5, Lts. Louron Hall and Richard Rudolph updated fans on the still unsolved murder of Queens rapper, Chinx. According to Lt. Hall, the shooting was not a drive-by as largely thought because the intersection where Chinx was killed last year was under construction and therefore, too tight for another car to fit alongside of.
“I wouldn’t call it a set up, but was he a target? Yes. So, we believe our shooter walked up and fired into that car,” Lt. Rudolph said.
According to Rudolph, Chinx, who was readying his debut album, Welcome to JFK, before his May 15 death, might have been killed by someone who was jealous of his impending success.
“He was not involved, as far as we know, with any type of serious drugs. But he was about to make it big. He was going to make money,” he said.
As the one-year anniversary of the 31-year-old’s passing approaches, both detectives said the assistance of the hip-hop community is especially needed to close the case.
“Nobody, who knows anything about this murder specifically, is cooperating with the police at this time,” he said. “Individuals in the rap industry, we really need those people to come forward,” Lt. Hall said.
Chinx’s second posthumous album, Legends Never Die, will debut on June 3.