Police arrested five people in relation to the February death of rapper Pop Smoke, the Los Angeles Police Department announced Thursday.
“Early this morning search and arrest warrants were served on several locations in Los Angeles. The warrants were all related to the Feb 19th murder of Bashar Jackson, a New York based rapper known as Pop Smoke,”
The Brooklyn-born Jackson was shot and killed in Los Angeles. LAPD responded to an emergency call at 4:20 a.m. after masked gunmen broke into a house where the rapper was staying; Jackson, was shot multiple times including in the torso. He was taken to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead. Police later said that four suspects were seen fleeing the scene, but no arrests were made until today. Fans and social media speculated both Pop Smoke and his friend, Mike Dee, revealed the address to their location to home inadvertently on IG, leading home invaders to learn of his whereabouts.
Pop Smoke’s debut studio album, Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon, was posthumously released on July 3, 2020.
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