Pop Smoke, an up and coming rapper out of New York, was murdered Wednesday morning (Feb. 19) in an obvious residence invasion theft at a home he was renting in Hollywood Hills, California.
The Los Angeles Police Department stated a capturing was reported round 4:30 a.m. PST at a house in Hollywood Hills.
Officials stated the house is an Airbnb owned by The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave and her husband, and Pop Smoke was renting the property on the time of the capturing.
The LAPD stated two males carrying hoodies and ski masks broke into the house and opened hearth on Pop smoke, critically wounding the rapper earlier than fleeing on foot.
LAPD officers didn’t instantly establish the sufferer, nonetheless, TMZ broke the information that the person killed in the capturing was Pop Smoke.
Pop Smoke was rushed to close by Cedars-Sinai hospital the place he was pronounced useless.
The capturing suspects are reportedly nonetheless at massive and have up to now not been recognized.
Law enforcement sources instructed TMZ there was a celebration/gathering on the home previous to the capturing and they’re at the moment unaware of a motive.
The New York rapper, whose actual title is Bashar Barakah Jackson, launched his hit single “Welcome to the Party” in April 2019. He was solely 20 years outdated.