An 18-year-old who was previously charged as having a hand in the murder of Pop Smoke has now confessed to killing the rapper during a home invasion on February 19th, 2020. According to the Los Angeles Times, the teenage convict confessed to further charges related to the home invasion.
The confessor, whose name has been withheld from the press since he was 15 at the time of the crime, was charged in a juvenile court and is likely to remain behind bars until he turns 25.
Earlier this year, a 20-year-old defendant involved in the same case pleaded guilty to voluntary manslaughter. He was 17 at the time of the home invasion and was therefore charged as a juvenile. Following the shooting incident, a total of five people were arrested in July 2020.
Pop Smoke had been temporarily living at a Los Angeles Airbnb when the home invasion occurred. What the young men intended as a robbery took a turn for the worse following a brief altercation at the residence.
Keandre Rodgers and Corey Walker still face murder charges in the ongoing case and could face the death penalty if convicted. One other man was arrested, but all charges related to the home invasion were later dropped.