5 Arrested in Connection With Pop Smoke’s Murder

Written by on July 10, 2020

The rapper was shot and killed in a suspected home invasion in California in February 2020

By Matthew Strauss and Matthew Ismael Ruiz

Five arrests have been made in connection with the February 2020 death of Pop Smoke, the Los Angeles Police Department announced. Three of the people arrested are adult males and two are juvenile males. Police have not announced any other information or suspected motives.

When contacted by Pitchfork, representatives for the Pop Smoke Estate offered no comment. Pitchfork has also reached out to representatives for the Los Angeles Police Department.

Pop Smoke was shot and killed in a suspected home invasion in Hollywood Hills, California. The rapper was 20 years old.

Pop Smoke 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 was issued on July 3.

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

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