The Pop Smoke murder case has taken all sorts of twists and turns, including the motive and even the basic details of what happened the night he was killed.
On Thursday (May 6), Los Angeles Police Department detective Christian Carrasco gave testimony ahead of the trial, reporting on a woman who was with the Brooklyn rapper the night he died. According to the nameless witness, four attackers broke into the Los Angeles AirB & B where he was staying, held the woman at gunpoint and killed Pop Smoke, born Bashar Barakah Jackson, while he was in the shower after a fight.
Now it is reported that the suspect Corey Walker, whose preliminary hearing in Los Angeles is the reason Carrasco testifies and is the only adult accused of involvement in Pop's murder, was not the one who came in the wee hours of the morning Pulled the trigger. The native Canarsie was killed. Rather, it was a 15-year-old suspect whose name was not disclosed due to his age.
During a preliminary hearing for another suspect in the case on Friday, LAPD Det. Carlos Camacho testified that the minor admitted to a fellow inmate that he was responsible for killing Pop Smoke in order to get his diamond-studded Rolex watch steal.
"He admitted he shot the victim three times with a Beretta 9 (mm)," Det. Camacho said.
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The 15-year-old alleged armed men "also admitted asking about the jewelry," which was followed by "a confrontation" with the rapper during the 4 o'clock house invasion on February 19, 2020.
"They argued and he shot him three times," added Camacho, using the youngest defendant's recorded prison interview as a source. "He said he shot him in the back."
He and the other three suspects were also reportedly looking for other jewelry, including an expensive Cuban link chain, that they could not find. They later resold the watch for $ 2,000, according to the New York Daily News.
The 15-year-old suspect is the youngest accused in Pop Smoke's murder case.
The new reveal prompted Pop's brother Obesi Jackson to make a statement on his social media. He believes there is too much confusion about what actually happened.
"Something is wrong with this case!" Jackson started in an Instagram post made on Friday. “The information doesn't match and people are going crazy. Bashar on God, we're getting to the bottom of this. I'm sorry you weren't with you I'm sorry you said n **** s were going to shoot back and they didn't. "
He continued, "I'm sorry you thought n **** s would fight for you and they don't even do that in death. It seems that you were more valuable alive. Everyone gets angry when I am speak out because it threatens your position in this gang. Since you were gone, people's love has been MIA "
The 20-year-old Walker has pleaded not guilty in the case. He will appear in court on June 3 on re-indictment.