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5 PEOPLE ARRESTED IN POP SMOKE MURDER, LAPD SAY

10.07.2020
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"LAPD Detectives have arrested three adult males and two juvenile males related to the Feb 19th murder," it said in a tweet. "We will provide further details as they become available."

The arrests come less than a week after Friday's release of the album, "Shoot for the Stars Aim for the Moon."

Universal Music Group had planned to release the album last month, but instead it dropped the single "Make It Rain," with an executive explaining the delay was related to police brutality protests across the country.

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Pop Smoke was killed during a home invasion at a Hollywood Hills residence, police said. The 20-year-old was enjoying the success of his sophomore mixtape, which came out the week before his killing.

Police received a call just before 5 a.m. PST from "someone back East" who reported that one of their friend's homes was being broken into and that one of the suspects was armed with a handgun, Los Angeles Police Department Capt. Steve Lurie said at the time.

Inside, officers found the rapper, who had been shot. He was transported to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead hours later, the captain said.

Several people were detained and released in February. Witnesses told investigators that between two and six people broke into the home, one of them wearing a mask, Lurie said.