Pop Smoke Murder : Five arrested in Connection to Rapper’s Death
Pop Smoke murder investigation just led to arrest of 5 people in connection to the rappers murder.
Reports have it that LAPD served multiple search warrants around Los Angeles early Thursday morning, and 5 people were arrested on warrants in connection to the rapper’s murder.
LAPD Detectives have arrested three adult males & two juvenile males related to the Feb 19th murder of Bashar Jackson, a New York based rapper known as Pop Smoke. We will provide further details as they become available.
— LAPD HQ (@LAPDHQ) July 9, 2020
Police have revealed the adult suspects are 19-year-old Corey Walker, 18-year-old Keandre D. Rogers, and 21-year-old Jaquan Murphy.
Walker and Rogers were booked for murder Thursday morning while Murphy’s facing an attempted murder charge. Their bail’s set at $1 million each. Info on the 2 juvenile suspects has not been released.
Police say members of a Los Angeles street gang were involved in Pop’s murder, as well as the murder of 18-year-old Kamryn Stone, who was killed in a Rose Bowl parking lot in Pasadena on September 14, 2019.
As a result, the LAPD teamed up with Pasadena PD on its investigations.
Pop Smoke ’20’ was shot and killed by 4 masked gunmen back in February in what appeared to be a home invasion robbery at a rental pad in the Hollywood Hills.
POP SMOKE ALBUM
The arrests come a week after Pop Smoke’s debut album was released.
Pop Smoke posthumous debut album was released last week, and fans told Radio 1 Newsbeat the rapper had left them “something special”.
“He was definitely destined for great things,” fan Malluchi Boateng said on the day Shoot For The Stars Aim For The Moon was released.