Update: 8:20 P.M. EST (July 14) — Four of five suspects, including two men and two teenagers, were charged with Pop Smoke’s murder on Tuesday (July 13), the Los Angeles District Attorney’s office announced.
The adult suspects face murder with special circumstance charges because the murder was committed in the commission of a robbery, which makes them eligible for the death penalty. The two minors were charged with murder and robbery in juvenile court.
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Five people have been arrested in connection with the murder of Pop Smoke, the Los Angeles Police Department’s Robbery-Homicide Division revealed on Friday (July 10). According to an LAPD news release, the suspects include two teenagers and three adults, the latter of whom were identified as Corey Walker, 19, Jaquan Murphy, 21, and Keandre D. Rodgers, 18.
The LAPD claims that the suspects are gang members who were involved in Jackson’s murder in February, and in the murder of an 18-year-old victim who was gunned down last year in the parking lot of the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, Calif.
No other details were released as both investigations are ongoing.
Pop Smoke, whose birth name was Bashar Jackson, was gunned down at a temporary rental home in the Hollywood Hills while visiting Los Angeles. The 20-year-old Brooklyn native was the victim of an armed robbery, per the LAPD.