Brooklyn rapper Pop Smoke was taking a shower during his stay at an Airbnb in Los Angeles when men stormed the house in a home invasion, which would lead to his death.
According to a female witness, she said one of the men pressed a black semiautomatic firearm to her forehead while he was in the shower.
Corey Walker, 20, has been charged with murder and robbery in the killing of Pop Smoke. He has pleaded not guilty and appeared in court Thursday. The court is to decide whether or not the case will head to trial.
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“She heard a struggle coming from the shower area and heard Mr. Jackson screaming. Mr. Jackson ran out of the bathroom and then she heard a loud pop and [heard] Mr. Jackson fall to the ground,” Det. Christian Carrasco said in court. “Two other individuals began to kick him. Mr. Jackson gets up and run downstairs. She hears two more pops. She follows Mr. Jackson, sees him on the ground and screams for Michael (Durodola) to call 911.”
The female witness told the cops that the men stole the rapper’s “large gold watch” and other jewelry before leaving.
The license plate was captured on a surveillance camera.
Prosecutors said three other male juvenile suspects have been charged with murder and robbery without being named.