Pop Smoke, one of the many rising young rappers out of New York City, has apparently been shot and killed in what is being described as a home robbery invasion. The incident took place Wednesday in the early morning hours and details are still pouring in.
TMZ broke the news of the shooting just around 9:25 AM ET, and there’s not much known just yet. What the outlet has shared is that according to law enforcement sources, two men entered a Hollywood Hills in Los Angeles when they unloaded firearms which fatally wounded Pop Smoke. A man was arrested and cuffed on the spot, but it appears he had nothing to do with the crime.
Smoke, real name Bashar Jackson, just released his Meet The Woo 2 mixtape last week. He was 20 years old.
As this story develops, we will return with more information.
Update: While there hasn’t been much in the way of information released regarding the suspects connected to the death of Pop Smoke, scant details are emerging. The home that the crime took place is owned by the husband of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Teddi Mellencamp, Edwin Arroyave. Arroyave owns several rental properties in the region and based on this bit of news, it appears Smoke relocated to California.
Sources from law enforcement also told TMZ that a party was held at the residence on Tuesday but it isn’t clear if the men who allegedly carried out the crime were in attendance or even connected. Mike Dee, an associate of Pop Smoke, posted an image of the home and fans are alleging he aided the killers by allegedly posted then editing the address of the home. There is also chatter that Pop himself inadvertently shared the address via Facebook.