Things are looking up in the investigation of Pop Smoke's murder while his deluxe album is prepped. 🙏
Fans have been awaiting movement from the LAPD on the Hollywood Hills home invasion case involving multiple suspects that left rising star Pop Smoke dead at 20 years old.
After nearly five months, The Associated Press learned on Thursday that five men, including two teenagers aged 17 and 15 years old, were arrested on warrants in connection to the robbery-turned-killing.
While police are still trying to determine what exactly happened, Capt. Jonathan Tippet believes the suspects tracked down Pop's location using social media posts and launched a "home invasion gone bad." They stole several unknown items before running away from the scene.
Leading up to his tragic passing, the Brooklyn drill pioneer uploaded a few peaceful timestamps on Instagram, including a picture of him standing in the driveway of his rental home and a selfie in an infinity pool overlooking the hills.
All of the suspects are believed to run with a gang in Southern LA, though cops wouldn't disclose which one. The older men in custody are 21, 19 and 18 years old and have had their bail set at $1 million per person.
This news came only hours after Quavo and Tyga, two of the featured guests on Pop's debut album that dropped last Friday, revealed in a Complex cover story that they both have a deep stash of unheard songs with Pop Smoke.
"I've got records in my phone that [Pop Smoke] would always send me," Quavo said. "He was like, ‘Huncho Woo, Huncho Woo, Huncho Woo!’ Some of the records are already done, and they're on this album right now, but we've got, like, five or six more that will hopefully be on the deluxe."
Shoot For The Stars Aim For The Moon engineer Jess Jackson confirmed there are an "additional eight songs" that he's tweaking for the deluxe, which could come as soon as Pop's birthday on July 20.