The Evening Standard

Pop Smoke death: Five arrested over shooting of US rapper

July 11, 2020

Five suspects have been arrested in connection with the death of US rapper Pop Smoke. The Los Angeles Police Department said three men and two "juvenile males" had been taken into custody. The teenagers are aged 15 and 17.Pop Smoke, whose real name is Bashar Jackson, was killed in a suspected robbery in February. Police had initially discounted a robbery theory in the days after the 20-year-old’s death at a home in the Hollywood Hills, but now say evidence indicates that was in fact the case.

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