Rapper ‘Pop Smoke’ Shot Dead During Home Invasion Robbery

Rapper ‘Pop Smoke’ was gunned down in cold blood during a home invasion robbery in Los Angeles on Wednesday. As The New York Post reports:

Rapper Pop Smoke was shot and killed in Los Angeles on Wednesday morning in what appears to be a home invasion robbery, according to a report. He was 20 years old.

Around 4:30 a.m. local time, two men wearing hooded sweatshirts and masks broke into the home where Pop Smoke was staying, law enforcement sources told TMZ. They fired multiple gunshots, wounding the up-and-coming Brooklyn-born artist, according to TMZ.

A spokesperson for the LAPD confirmed to Page Six that at around 4:30 a.m., a homicide occurred at a Hollywood Hills home, but did not confirm that Pop Smoke, whose real name was Bashar Barakah Jackson, was the victim. We’re told the victim was a black male in his 20s and that he was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Law enforcement is unclear if it was a gang-related incident, the spokesperson said.

The suspects, who have not yet been identified, were reportedly seen fleeing the scene on foot.

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Pissed Off American
Pissed Off American
20 days ago

Sorry to see anybody killed by thug home invasions. BLM, Antifa needing to loot put food on the table. Pay you nickel and take your chances. He didn’t get much of a chance. Rest in Peace!