The Los Angeles Police Department has revealed the identities and bail amounts of the five individuals arrested yesterday (July 9) in connection with Pop Smoke’s death. On Thursday evening (July 9), the three adult male suspects were identified as Corey Walker, Keandre D. Rodgers and Jaquan Murphy. Two juvenile males were also arrested, although their names have not been released to the public.
“LAPD Detectives have arrested three adult males & two juvenile males related to the Feb 19th murder of Bashar Jackson, a New York based rapper known as Pop Smoke,” the LAPD tweeted. “We will provide further details as they become available.”
According to a later tweet from the department, Walker, Rodgers and the two juvenile suspects have been booked for murder, while Murphy was booked for attempted murder. The bail for all three adult suspects is currently set at $1,000,000.
“Suspects 1 and 2—as well as the two juvenile suspects—were booked for 187(a) PC- Murder, and bail was set for all at $1,000,000 for the two adults. Suspect 3 was booked for 664/187(a) PC- Attempted Murder, and bail was also set at $1,000,000,” the tweet read.
As reported by REVOLT, all five suspects were arrested early Thursday morning (July 9) in Los Angeles.
“[The] search and arrest warrants were served at several locations in Los Angeles and the warrants were all related to the February 19 murder of Bashar Jackson,” a statement from the LAPD, provided to XXL, read.
Police are asking anyone with information regarding Pop’s death to contacted the LAPD Robbery-Homicide Division investigators or leave an anonymous tip via LA Crime Stoppers.
The arrests arrived five months after Pop was fatally shot in what appeared to be a home invasion. The 20-year-old rapper was staying at a rental home in Hollywood Hills, CA, when four masked individuals entered his home around 4:30 in the morning. Pop was struck with two bullets and was pronounced dead at the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in West Hollywood.
Rest in peace, Pop Smoke. See tweets about the arrests from the LAPD below.