How Did Pop Smoke Die?
RAPPER Pop Smoke was just 20 years old when four teens drove up to his home in an attempt at robbery.
Fans, friends, and family mourn his death.
Pop Smoke: Who was he?
Pop Smoke, real name Bashar Barakah, Jackson burst onto the scene with his single Welcome To The Party, and his debut mixtape Meet The Woo.
He released a second Mixtape in February 2020, Meet The Woo 2. It featured features from Quavo and A Boogie wit da Hoodie. Fivio Foreign was also on it.
Jackson’s net worth was approximately $700,000. at the time of Jackson’s death.
What happened to Pop Smoke?
Fourteens drove from their home in Los Angeles to Jackson’s house on February 19, 2020. Corey Walker, now 20 years old, told prosecutors that he gave his three accomplices guns at the time of the burglary, but instructed them not to use them.
Walker didn’t enter the house and stated that he had told them to use a vase of flowers instead of a gun during the October 20, 2020 court hearing.
Jackson’s companion Amelia Rose was lying in bed at the window. The teenagers who remained entered the home through that window. Los Angeles Det. Christian Carrasco saw the men wearing ski masks and one of them said, “Shut up!” Are you ready to die?
They entered Jackson’s bathroom to steal his watch and gold chain. Rose claimed she heard a gunshot, and she ran out of the room to see Jackson lying at the bottom of the stairs.
Jackson was taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, West Hollywood by police after her 911 call. He was declared dead.
What made the teens find him?
All it took was an Instagram post.
Jackson was given an Amiri gift bag the day before his death. Jackson often refers to Amiri, a high-end clothing company. He uploaded a picture of the gift bag on his Instagram, which included the address. His manager called him and asked him to remove it. But it was too late.
The teenagers were allegedly given the address via an Instagram post. They showed up twice to the house the next day, according to detectives. Carrasco claimed they were first seen at the house the first time. However, Walker later confirmed that four people were there. Jackson later arrived home, and Walker fatally shot Jackson.
Jackson’s murder was it ever committed?
To find out who was behind Jackson’s murder, police used video footage from a neighbor’s surveillance camera and cell towers. Walker was the only one named because his accomplices were still minors. The Los Angeles Times reported that Jackson was shot by a 15-year old after he had fought.
Both Walker and the 15-year-old were taken into police custody. They placed them in cells equipped with microphones and cameras.
Walker, Walker, and two of the underage teens are currently in custody. Walker faces the longest sentence if he’s tried as an adult. The shooter remains at large.
What were Jackson’s Pop Smoke’s most-loved songs?
Although the late rapper was just beginning to see his career grow, here are his top songs (in order):
- Welcome to the Party (2019).
- Meet the Woo (2019).
- Dior (2019).
- Christopher Walking (2020).
- Shake the Room (2020).