Four people have now been charged with murder in the killing of Pop Smoke, two of which being teenagers.
19-year-old Corey Walker, 18-year-old Keandre Rodgers ere each charged with murder with the special circumstance allegation that the murder occurred during the commission of a robbery and a burglary. A 17-year-old and 15-year-old male were also charged with one count of murder and robbery each in juvenile court.
Walker and Rodgers could face the death penalty or life in prison without the possibility of parole if convicted. Prosecutors have yet to decide whether they will seek capital punishment.
Last week, the L.A. Police Department made five arrests in connection to the February 19th home invasion killing. The four defendants are accused of breaking into Pop Smoke’s Hollywood Hills and fatally shooting the 20-year-old rapper during a robbery after he accidentally posted his address on social media. They did not know the rapper.
On Monday, Pop Smoke’s posthumous album “Shoot for the Stars Aim for the Moon” came in at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with 251,000 equivalent album units, becoming the first rapper to posthumously debut at No. 1 with his debut album.