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LAPD Detective says Pop Smoke was killed by 15-year-old




On February 19, 2020, fast rising hip hop artiste, Bashar Barakah Jackson aka Pop Smoke was gunned down in Hollywood, Los Angeles.

The platinum selling artiste was shot four times during an attempted robbery.

A Los Angeles Police Department detective, Carlos Camacho involved with the case said on Friday that a 15-year-old assailant shot Pop Smoke.

The unnamed shooter confessed to the shooting during a secretly recorded interview with a cellmate at a juvenile detention center last May.

The shooter is unnamed as he’s still classified as a minor.

According to him, the group was after Pop Smoke’s Cuban link chain but only managed to get his Rolex. They went on to sell the watch for $2,000.

Detective Camacho further stated that the 15-year-old “admitted that he shot the victim three times with a Baretta 9 (mm.)”.

“They got into a fight, and he shot him three times,” Camacho went on to add.

The detective was testifying at a hearing for a different suspect, 20-year-old Corey Walker. Walker is the only adult defendant involved in the Pop Smoke shooting.

Camacho testified that Walker confessed to his role in the attack during a separate, secretly recorded jailhouse interview.

Corey Walker was arrested in July 2020.

Walker allegedly admitted the group used gloves, masks and a police scanner to try to evade detection.

About Pop Smoke

Murdered at the age of 20, Pop Smoke is largely known as the face of Brooklyn drill rap.

His debut album titled Shoot for the Stars, Aim for the Moon dropped after his death on July 3, 2020. Executive produced by 50 Cent, the debuted at number 1 on Billboard charts around the world.

Nominated at the 2020 Grammys, Pop Smoke also won the Best New Hip Hop Artist award at the 2020 BET Hip Hop Awards.

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