Rapper Pop Smoke was brutally gunned down on February 19 of last year and now it seems more details regarding the incident have been revealed. A testimony from an LAPD detective as part of a preliminary court hearing on Thursday revealed an eyewitness account of the incident.
According to a report by the New York Daily News, Det. Christian Carrasco explained the series of events that led to the rapper’s untimely demise last year. Taking to the witness stand, he said the intruders broke into the Airbnb house where the rapper was staying very early in the morning.
They were said to have used a window on the second floor. At that time, the rapper was showering and a woman who was staying with him at the time had a gun held to her head. The intruder, who brandished a semiautomatic firearm told the rapper to be quiet.
“Shut the fuck up. Do you want to die?”
Det. Carrasco would credit the woman’s testimony for the information and further added more details, namely, ”She heard a struggle coming from the shower area and heard Mr. Jackson [Pop Smoke] screaming. Mr. Jackson ran out of the bathroom and then she heard a loud pop and [heard] Mr. Jackson fall to the ground. Two other individuals began to kick him.”
During the struggle, the rapper was able to get up and run downstairs, but not before the woman heard a couple of more gunshots.
”She follows Mr. Jackson, sees him on the ground and screams for Michael [Durodola] to call 911.”
The current belief is that the suspects stole Pop Smoke’s “large gold watch” and other jewelery before fleeing from the scene of the crime. The rapper was rushed to the hospital where doctors attempted a “left thoracotomy” surgery, but he ultimately succumbed to his injuries and passed away.
The testimony came as part of the preliminary hearing for Corey Walker, who is currently facing charges of murder and robbery in connection with the fatal shooting of Pop Smoke, and if convicted could face the death penalty.
The other suspects are underage, one of whom is just 15 and they all have been charged with murder and robbery. We will keep you updated on this ongoing case as there is definitely more to be unearthed.