Man Pleads Guilty To Robbery & Killing Of Rapper Pop Smoke - WhatsOnRap

Man Pleads Guilty To Robbery & Killing Of Rapper Pop Smoke

One of four men accused in the robbery death of rapper Pop Smoke at a Hollywood Hills house founded guilty to voluntary manslaughter on Thursday.

The 20-year-old guy, who has only  17 at the time of the killing, also pled guilty to home invasion robbery in Inglewood juvenile court. 

He received a four-year and two-month term at a juvenile institution. Because he was a minor at the time of the shooting, the judge has barred the public use of his name.

Bashar Barakah Jackson, a 20-year-old New York rapper, was assassinated on Feb. 19, 2020, at a leased home where he was living on a four-day trip to Los Angeles. A 911 call from a friend inside the residence alleged armed invaders, according to authorities.

Authorities claimed the burglars knew the home because Jackson had shared a photo on social media a day earlier of a present bag he had received with the address on a label.

Masked robbers attacked Jackson as he was in the shower. According to court evidence, one of the attackers, who was 15, pistol-whipped the rapper and shot him three times in the back after a scuffle.

A police officer testified that the assailants stole Jackson's diamond-studded Rolex watch and sold it for $2,000 on the black market.

The adolescent, whose identity is also being suppressed, was accused in the case with Corey Walker, who was 19 at the time, and Keandre Rodgers, who was 18. They are charged with murder during the course of a robbery and burglary.

Pop Smoke made his rap debut in 2018 with "Welcome to the Party," a gangster hymn with boasts about shootings, deaths, and drugs that became a worldwide phenomenon, prompting Nicki Minaj to record a verse on a remix.
See More: