Pop Smoke Killers: 2 Men + 2 Teen Charged With Murder!
Two men and two teen boys were charged Monday with breaking into a Hollywood Hills home then robbing and shooting up and coming 20-year-old rapper Pop Smoke in February. Read on for more details about Pop Smoke Killers charged and facing death penalty…
CelebNMusic247.com reports that the adult defendants 19-year-old Corey Walker and Keandre Rodgers, 18 could face the death penalty if convicted on the allegation that the murder, according to the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office.
Here is what we’ve learned in the case of Pop Smoke’s death:
Prosecutors handling the case say that criminal complaint also includes gang and gun allegations.
As for the teens, the two teen defendants, ages 17 and 15, each face one count of murder and robbery, the DA’s office said.
Last week, the Los Angeles Police Department announced five arrests in the Feb. 19 home-invasion killing, saying three men and two teenage boys likely went to the home Pop Smoke was renting after it was seen on the rapper’s social media posts.
Investigators said the men broke into the home around 4 a.m. and did steal some belongings, although they declined to divulge what was taken.
Pop Smoke, whose legal name is Bashar Barakah Jackson, was the only person shot.
LAPD said some of the suspects are also linked to the fatal shooting of an 18-year-old Kamryn Stone outside the Rose Bowl last September, which is believed to be gang-related. That case remains under investigation by Pasadena police.
The home was rented to Pop Smoke via Edwin Arroyave and his wife Teddi Mellencamp, daughter of Rock & Roll Hall-of-Famer John Mellencamp and a cast member on “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.”
If convicted as charged, the men could face the death penalty or life in prison without the possibility of parole.
Both men remain in custody on $1 million bail, according to booking records.
One of the killers was caught on social media bragging during his arrest.