Pop Smoke Murder Case: New Details Points To Teenager As Trigger Man
Written by Rika C on May 10, 2021
It has been over a year since rapper Pop Smoke was murdered, but the public is just now discovering new details surrounding the home invasion that ended his life. On Thursday, May 6th, a preliminary hearing was held in Los Angeles during which witnesses were called to testify. According to the New York Daily News, Detective Christian Carrasco of the LAPD took the stand to explain the sequence of events that occurred in Hollywood Hills on February 19th, 2020. Carrasco said that Pop Smoke was taking a shower in his rental home when masked intruders entered through a balcony door. A woman in Smoke’s room was then held at gunpoint by one of the suspects while another entered the bathroom. Corey Walker, one of the individuals being charged with Pop Smoke’s murder, was present at the hearing. He pleaded not guilty at the preliminary trial before hearing the details of those charges as told by the woman present for the murder.
The intruders, one adult and three minors, stole jewelry before leaving the premises. Walker, the only adult being charged in the crime, will face a different legal process than his juvenile co-conspirators and is likely to face harsher sentencing. Then there’s also the case of a 15-year-old who detectives say admitted to his cellmates that he killed Pop Smoke.