Los Angeles, According to reports “Pop Smoke has been killed in a home invasion robbery”
As per the law enforcement sources, 2 men wearing hoodies and masks broke into the house around 4.30 am when Pop Smoke was in the home in Hollywood Hills. These 2 men started firing multiple shots and critically wounding the rapper.
The Brooklyn-born hip-hop artist, whose real name was Bashar Barakah was reportedly rushed by ambulance to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in West Hollywood where he was later declared deceased.
— TMZ (@TMZ) February 19, 2020
According to the reports the suspects have not been caught and as far as we know they have not been identified. It’s unclear if Pop Smoke knew the shooters. One man was placed in handcuffs but cops determined he was not involved and was released.
As per the sources, the suspects are not yet identified and fled the home on foot.
It’s currently unclear if Pop Smoke knew the shooters or had a had any personal connection to Pop Smoke, or whose house it was.
#Breaking: Acorrding to @TMZ, rapper #PopSmoke was shot & killed during a home invasion earlier this morning. Please join us in sending out deepest condolences to his family & friends during this incredibly difficult time 🙏🏽 #RIP | 📸: @gettyimages Pascal LR Segretain pic.twitter.com/QuEZ1h3zPh
— Power 106 (@Power106LA) February 19, 2020
Pop Smoke released an album back in July “Welcome to the Party.” which garnered widespread attention. It was remixed by Ferg, Meek Mill, Pusha T and teased the official remix of “Welcome to the Party” with Nicki Minaj, at his album release party. The official remix was released on August 15.
Pop smoke estimated net worth was around $700k
RIP Pop Smoke, made it out of the hood , was the connecting link between UK Drill and NY Hip Hop , was making a name for himself , but somebody had to hate. Smh
— Gianni Lee (@giannilee) February 19, 2020