Five Arrested in Pop Smoke Murder Investigation

Three adult males and two juvenile males.

Five arrests have been made in connection with the murder of Pop Smoke. The Los Angeles police reported three adult males and two juvenile males have been taken into custody. No further details and no names have been released.

"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," a tweet from LAPD read. "We will provide further details as they become available.”

The 20-year-old Brooklyn rapper, whose legal name is Bashar Barakah Jackson, was shot and killed in the early morning hours of February 19 inside a rental home in Hollywood Hills. City police officers found Jackson with gunshot wounds to the torso after responding to a 911 call from a friend of someone in the house who reported armed intruders inside the home. Officers rushed Jackson to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where he later died, the rapper was only 20 years old.

Pop released his second mixtape Meet the Woo 2 less than two weeks before his death. His posthumous debut Shoot for the Stars Aim for the Moon dropped just last week on July 3.

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