2 Pop Smoke Murder Suspects Eligible for Death Penalty

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Two adults and two juveniles have been charged with killing Pop Smoke throughout an alleged theft

Pop Smoke onstage.
Bashar Barakah Jackson aka Pop Smoke, December 2019 (Scott Dudelson/Getty Images)

Last week, five arrests were made in reference to the February 2020 death of Brooklyn rapper Pop Smoke. Today (July 13), the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office has announced homicide costs for 4 of the suspects: Two grownup males, Corey Walker and Keandre Rodgers, have been charged with homicide throughout a theft and a housebreaking. If convicted, Walker and Rodgers face the demise penalty or life in jail with out the opportunity of parole.

The D.A.’s Office has additionally charged two juvenile males (aged 17 and 15) with one depend of homicide and theft. A fifth man, 21-year-old Jaquan Murphy, was arrested final week and booked for tried homicide. Murphy will not be talked about within the D.A.’s Office’s press launch.

Walker, Rodgers, and the 2 youngsters have been accused of breaking into a house within the Hollywood Hills the place Pop Smoke was staying. Pop Smoke was shot and killed throughout the alleged break-in, which occurred on February 19, 2020. The rapper was 20 years outdated.

Representatives for the Pop Smoke Estate provided no remark when reached by Pitchfork.

Pop Smoke launched his second mixtape Meet the Woo 2 roughly two weeks earlier than his demise. His posthumous debut studio album Shoot for the Stars Aim for the Moon got here out on July 3.

Read Pitchfork’s “Remembering Pop Smoke, Brooklyn Rap’s Key Figure Gone Too Soon.”