Members of the NYPD’s elite SWAT team enter a house on 2436 Beach Channel Drive on Sunday afternoon, taking three men into custody, reportedly in connection with the murder., but later reports say that they police are still looking for the shooter.

Police officers from the 101 Precinct secure the three men taken from the home. They may or may not be involved in the shooting, police say. Other sources say the men were wanted for car theft in Bayswater and were chased by police to this location. Some say, however that the two cases are intertwined, with the shooters also the car thieves. Police are working to figure out the possibilities.

Chinx Drugz Shot And Killed In Drive By Shooting

Lionel “Chinx” Pickens, 31, a rapper from Far Rockaway, was killed in a drive-by shooting early Sunday morning which left one other person critically injured, according to police.
The shooting happened just after 4 a.m. on Sunday morning at the corner of Queens Boulevard and 84th Drive in Jamaica. Sources say that the rapper was driving west on Queens Boulevard when a second car pulled up and opened fire into his car, hitting both Pickens and his passenger, identified as Antar Alziadi, 27. Both were transported to Jamaica Medical Center, where Pickens was pronounced dead.
The biography on Pickens’ website says, “Raised in Far Rockaway, he was surrounded by a level of poverty that drove people into drugs, the ghetto and the streets. While divulging into that lifestyle personally, music gave him an outlet to convey his experiences, his fears and his ambition.”
Police sources say that Chinx, was shot multiple times — perhaps as many as 15 times — and Alziadi was hit twice in the back, leaving him with a punctured lung. He remains in critical but stable condition at Jamaica Hospital.
The shooter sped off while the victim’s silver Porsche Panamera 4 came to a stop about a block down the street in front of a Dunkin’ Donuts. At least seven bullet holes pierced the front and rear driver-side windows.
An employee who spoke to the Daily News that Pickens looked lifeless in the driver seat when cops arrived at the scene.
“The police came and they opened up the door,” said Bibekanada Das, who was working in the kitchen at the donut shop when the shooting occurred. “All you could see was the guy laid out in the seat.”
Pickens performed at around 2:30 a.m., shortly before the fatal shooting, at Club Red Wolf in Brooklyn. The two men drove to a local hookah bar, but it was closed and Pickens was driving to a bus stop to drop his passenger off when the shooting occurred.