Four charged in connection with rapper Pop Smoke's death in Los Angeles

Posted at 9:13 PM, Jul 13, 2020

LOS ANGELES — Prosecutors say two men and two teens have been charged in the death of rising rapper Pop Smoke, who was killed during a Los Angeles home-invasion robbery in February.

Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey said in a statement Monday that Corey Walker and Keandre Rodgers were charged with murder that occurred during the commission of a robbery and burglary.

The two male teens were also charged with murder and robbery in juvenile court. Their names were not released.

The 20-year-old New York rapper, whose legal name is Bashar Barakah Jackson, was killed Feb. 19 at a home in the Hollywood Hills.

Both Walker and Rodgers are expected to be arraigned Tuesday.