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5 arrests made in murder of Pop Smoke
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5 arrests made in murder of Pop Smoke

Five people have been arrested in connection to the murder of budding New York rap star Pop Smoke.

The Los Angeles Police Department announced the arrests just after noon yesterday.

“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.”

No additional details were released, including a possible motive or whether Pop Smoke knew his attackers.

Originally from Canarsie, Brooklyn, Pop Smoke was killed in a home invasion in Los Angeles on February 19, 2020.

His long-awaited studio album debut, Shoot For The Stars, Aim For The Moon, was released on July 3. On the same day, a video was released for Pop’s “Many Men” remake “Got It On Me.” Check out the video below or click here to stream the album.


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