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FutureStarrA Pop Smoke Killer
If you've ever experienced the "pop smoke" that occurs when you turn the pages of a print magazine too quickly, you know you're in the presence of an old technology, still without an adequate replacement.
As police investigated Pop Smoke’s death, internet investigators forged their own hypotheses about what happended, sowing confusion over his murder. Authorities struggled to find a motive, as many witnesses were unreliable or uncooperative, TMZ reported on February 29. Jonathan Tippet, a captain with the Los Angeles Police Department’s Robbery and Homicide Division, reportedly told the Los Angeles Times that he was “not comfortable calling it a robbery right now.”
On July 9, 2020, the Los Angeles Police Department announced that it had arrested five people in relation to Pop Smoke’s murder. Four days later, prosecutors announced that four of them were charged in Pop Smoke’s slaying: Corey Walker, 19, Keandre Rodgers, 18, and two minor teens whose names haven’t been released because of their age. (The fifth suspect who had been arrested ultimately wasn’t charged in Pop Smoke’s death, but was implicated in an “unrelated string of shootings” earlier that year, according to the Los Angeles Times.) Although the suspects were in an L.A. gang, police sources cited by TMZ said they didn’t think the crime was linked to Pop Smoke’s potential gang ties, given that he was from New York City, nor part of a potential East Coast–West Coast dispute. (Source: www.vulture.com)
In court last week, Los Angeles Police Department detectives described a home invasion they allege spiraled quickly into murder. A heist conceived by teenagers, the crime was as brazen as it was pointless — a killing that robbed the rap world of one of its brightest young artists, while netting the alleged killers a watch they sold for just $2,000. Dead at 20, Jackson would not know the breadth of the critical acclaim and commercial success his music received after he was gone.
As the hip-hop world is hopeful that justice will be served in Pop Smoke’s death, fans have noticed that the none of the people arrested and charged in connection with the 20-year-old's murder have stood trial yet. And with news of Pop Smoke’s gravesite being vandalized, fans are outraged and ready to see the justice system work. So, where are Pop Smoke’s alleged killers now? Read on as we give you the lowdown. (Source: www.distractify.com)