According to the Police report, the murder was originally intended as a robbery. It turned violent and deadly when an unknown confrontation occurred within the premises. The five perpetrators, three unnamed adults and two juveniles are currently being held in prison.
Back in February, police responded to a call that someone had broken into a friend’s house. Eventually when they arrived at the mansion in the Hollywood Hills, they found Brooklyn rapper Pop Smoke with gunshot wounds.
Unfortunately, this has become an increasing problem within the LA Hollywood Hills area. Homes that are rented by notable celebrities and musicians are frequently targeted for robberies and home invasions. Not all of them turn deadly obviously, but it has happened before.
Police believe that he was targeted after posting his location on social media. Believing that the assailants were not planning on targeting anyone in particular until they came across his posting.
Worth noting that, in the past, Pop Smoke was tied to the Crips gang. Which has led many to believe that perhaps Smoke was the intended victim all along. Potentially leading to the probability that he was the victim of a gang attack.
While that theory has yet to be conclusively proven, it would certainly make things much easier to investigate. If it was an intended gang crime, then it will ultimately be case closed.