American rapper and songwriter, Bashar Barakah Jackson (AKA Pop Smoke) has been found dead at a house in Hollywood Hill. The rapper was shot dead at the age of 20 and as of now, police believe that he was killed in a home invasion. On February 19 at around 4:30 AM, two men allegedly broke into Pop Smoke's house, after which four gunshots were heard by those nearby.
Pop Smoke was at a Hollywood Hills house when two men reportedly broke in. According to Law Enforcement sources that spoke to various media portals, four gunshots were heard from Pop Smoke's residence at 4:30 AM in the morning. Following the gunshots, Pop Smoke was found him fatally wounded. He was rushed to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
According to the latest reports, two suspects were spotted running away from the scene of the crime on foot. The home invaders are yet to be identified by the police. Later in the day, an entertainment news portal reported that the house was owned by Edwin Arroyave, husband of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Teddi Mellencamp. Edwin owns multiple properties all over the city of Los Angeles and it is believed that Pop Smoke was staying at the house after a party or gathering.
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Another unconfirmed report stated that a man was shot dead at his Hollywood Hill house a day before Pop Smoke's death. Later, Steve Lurie, Captain of the LAPD's Hollywood division, stated that as of now, only preliminary information was available for the case. He also divulged details of the first 911 call, saying that someone told the police that his friend's house was being invaded by multiple people, one of whom had a handgun.
Further, the captain revealed that the police arrived at the crime scene six minutes after the gunshots. Steve Lurie, however, had refused to give the name of the victim. He added that witnesses of the shooting were currently being interrogated by the detectives on the case.
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