It was announced last week, Thursday (9 July) that five (5) persons, three (3) adults and two (2) juvenile were arrested for the death of rapper Pop Smoke by the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD).
Today (14 July), Four out of the five have been reportedly charged in the case. Two have been identified as Corey Walker, 19, and Keandre Rodgers, 18 by the LAPD, the other unidentified two are said to be aged 17 and 15. The fifth person arrested last week is not currently charged in connection to the rapper’s death.
The first two are eligible to face the death penalty since it is alleged that the murder occurred during the commission of a robbery and a burglary. The other two defendants were each charged with one count of murder and robbery in a juvenile court.
Police believe that the defendants became aware of Pop Smoke’s whereabouts after his social media posts showed the address of the house he was renting in Hollywood Hills. If Walker and Rodgers are convicted as charged and do not receive the death penalty, they will be facing life in prison without the possibility of parole.
Pop Smoke was on February 19 shot and killed in what appeared to be a robbery in his Hollyhood home in Los Angeles by 4 unknown masked gunmen. These marks the first arrest by authorities since the incidence.