• Five people arrested in connection with the murder of rapper, Pop Smoke
  • Los Angeles gangs have been connected to the murder of Kamryn Stone as well
  • These arrests come a week after Jackson's posthumous album

Rapper Pop Smoke was killed in February during a home invasion, sparking an investigation into Los Angeles gang activity and its connection to the incident.

Five people have been taken into custody in connection with the killing of the rapper, Pop Smoke, who was also known as Bashar Jackson.

The arrested were three adults and two teen males. The authorities identified the adults as Corey Walker, Keandre Rogers and Jaquan Murphy. The first two are 18 and 19, while the third is 21 years old.

According to the BBC news, the police claimed the suspects robbed and shot Jackson inside his residence, killing him.

On Feb. 19, law enforcement got a call about a robbery in West Hollywood. The call came from one of Jackson's friends in New York who told the authorities a friend had contacted them within the home concerning a break-in.

The police said that, during the investigation, it was revealed that members of a street gang in Los Angeles had also been involved in the murder of an 18-year-old called Kamryn Stone.

It is not clear whether the five arrested were also connecting to Stone's murder, which happened in a Rose Bowl parking lot in September 2019.

The Los Angeles Police Department has not released other details on Stone's death, though the Pasadena police are proceeding with the investigations.

The arrests come a week after Jackson's posthumous album, "Shoot for the Stars Aim for the Moon." It was produced by 50 Cent.

According to NBC News, the rapper had collaborated on songs with artists such as Nicki Minaj, Travis Scott, and JackBoys.

His manager, Steven Victor, also indicated recently that producer, 50 Cent, was pushing for the album to be completed.

The suspects, Roger, Walker, and Murphy, were held on a $1 million bail. It was not clear, though, if they had legal representation for their case.

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