Pop Smoke’s Killers Charged W/ Murder + They’re All Teenagers Aged 15 To 19

Written By Cyrus Langhorne

New York rapper Pop Smoke's death might be getting closer to having justice met. Reports claim four suspects have been hit with murder charges in connection to the slain Brooklyn rapper's fatal Los Angeles home invasion.

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On Monday, reports emerged about two adults and two teenagers landing the charges. The oldest suspect is just under 20 years old.

Prosecutors said Corey Walker, 19, and Keandre Rodgers, 18, killed the rapper in the course of a robbery at a multimillion-dollar home on Hercules Drive in February, according to a news release issued by the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office. A 17-year-old and a 15-year-old defendant were also charged with murder and robbery in juvenile court, according to prosecutors. Their identities were withheld because of their age. (Los Angeles Times)

High-Key Details

A few days ago, the Los Angeles police department shared huge updates on Smoke’s murder suspects. The LAPD’s Twitter page provided specific details on who it had in custody.

“UPDATE: The three adult suspects are listed by name as—Suspect 1: Corey Walker, Supect 2: Keandre D. Rodgers and Suspect 3: Jaquan Murphy.” -LAPD’s Twitter

Wait, There’s More

Recently, footage emerged of Philadelphia rapper PNB Rock going to his Instagram Live to spill tea on the February 2020 murder. PNB said Smoke defended himself and his California home during the attack by shooting at least one intruder.

“Pop Smoke, rest in peace. Rest in peace, Pop Smoke. Sh*t brazy, man. I was just thinking about that n*gga the other day, man. No cap. … And n*ggas don’t even know the whole story. My man Pop Smoke popped one of them n*ggas in the crib. Stop playing with him. Yeah!” -PNB Rock’s Instagram


Before You Go

Last Thursday, Pop’s mentor 50 Cent went to his social media pages and kept it 100 on multiple people getting arrested in connection to Smoke’s murder. The hip-hop star questioned why it took nearly 5 months to land people in handcuffs.

“👀oh sh*t, what the f*ck was the police waiting for his album to drop too. R.I.P Pop smoke #bransoncognac #lecheminduroi” -50 Cent’s Twitter

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Written by Cyrus Langhorne

SOHH.com Writer. You're likely to find me covering hip-hop news and music releases. Netflix is still my go-to before Disney Plus.

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