Four people charged in Pop Smoke’s murder investigation

Two of the suspects may face the death penalty.

On Monday, four people—two adults and two minors, all male—were charged in the February killing of Brooklyn drill rapper Pop Smoke.

According to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office, the two men, Corey Walker and Keandre Rodgers, were charged with murder with “special circumstance allegation,” which claimed the killing was carried out “during the commission of a robbery and a burglary,” Billboard reports. If convicted, the pair could face death penalties.

The two other teen suspects, aged 17 and 15, have each been charged with one count of murder and robbery in juvenile court. At the same time, a fifth person was also arrested, although it is currently unclear if the person will face any charges, CBS notes.

Pop was fatally shot at his home in Hollywood Hills earlier this year, just weeks after he released his second mixtape, Meet the Woo 2. The 20-year-old rapper, born Bashar Jackson, rose to fame in 2019 with the hits “Welcome to the Party” and “Dior.” He later went on to release collaborations with Travis Scott, HER and PnB Rock, among others.


Earlier this month, the rapper’s posthumous debut album Shoot for the Stars Aim for the Moon was released. It was co-executive produced by 50 Cent and featured cameos from Lil Baby, DaBaby, Future, Swae Lee, Tyga and more.


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