UPDATE: Four people have officially been charged with murder for their involvement in Pop Smoke’s death.
The two adult males have been charged with murder, and under the circumstances that the killing took place during the commission of a robbery and burglary, they are eligible for the death penalty.
The two minors, aged 15 and 17, have also been charged with murder and robbery.
A fifth suspect who was originally arrested has been released with no charges.
Nearly five months after the heartbreaking murder of Pop Smoke, the Los Angeles Police Department have arrested five men in connection to his death.
Earlier today, law enforcement officials announced that they have arrested five males, three adults & two juveniles, in connection to the home invasion 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
In the early hours on February 19th, several masked men entered the Los Angeles home in which Pop Smoke was renting at the time. Multiple shots were fired, ultimately striking and fatally wounding Pop.
This post will be updated as more information becomes available.