The revelation comes as LAPD Detective Carlos Camacho testified at the preliminary hearing for a different defendant in the case, 20-year-old Corey Walker. According to Camacho, the shooter, the youngest of four defendants in the case, a cellmate at a juvenile detention center admitted that he actually pulled the trigger on Pop Smoke. The conversation from last May was recorded by police (via The Daily News).
According to Detective Camacho’s testimony, the 15-year-old “admitted they asked for jewelry” at the “start” of Pop Smoke. “He admitted that he shot the victim three times using a Baretta 9 (mm.),” According to the detective. “They fought, and he was shot three times.”
The detective further detailed the incident that led to Pop Smoke’s death. CAUTIONS for those uncomfortable with descriptions of violent crimes.
The 4:00 am house raid on Feb. 19, 2020 was planned after a group of teenagers, allegedly all members of the same street gang, found out Pop Smoke’s location through his own Instagram posts. The rapper stays on a Hollywood Hills Airbnb, where the address appears on a gift label next to a pile of money with an image.
Defendants reportedly entered the building through a single-story balcony accessed by a staircase in the basement. They found a woman staying in Pop Smoke, while the rapper was in the shower. One of the men apparently threatened the woman’s life when a fight broke out in the bathroom. Pop Smoke first handed over his jewelry – for which the defendants are said to have really thanked him – before attempting to fight. He was then beaten with a pistol and then shot. Consistent with the testimony of another detective, two more individuals began kicking the injured man.
All of this is more than two expensive pieces of jewelry: A Cuban link chain and a Rolex with diamonds. The suspects were left with the latter item which they only sold for $ 2,000. The money seen in Pop Smoke’s social media images was still in the drawer when police arrived at the scene.
Like Pop Smoke’s parents, Greg and Audrey Jackson, didn’t know much about this information before it was heard in court. Said his mother The Daily News the details are “all new.” “I know my son is gone,” he added. “Now I really feel like he’s not coming back.”
Mrs. Jackson continued,
“I don’t know what I’m thinking of doing here. I thought something would happen that would help me feel different. But on listening they shot him when he was downstairs. It is disrespectful and honorable. There is no honor to it. And the strangeness of it is the same young kids he says he makes music for… There has to be consequences, enough consequences. But as a people, we have work to do. Our children are killing. It never made sense to me. ”
Detectives’ testimony took place at the preliminary hearing for Walker. The only adult in the case, he was secretly recorded by a detention center informant who admitted his role in the crime. Making a motion to dismiss the murder charges against Walker, defense attorney Christopher Darden argued that his client only admitted that he was a driver, and that, “Mostly, he was a mastermind of a robbery. “and” was not an aide and lawyer to the left of the murder plot. “Judge H. Clay Jacke II disagreed, denied the request and set Walker’s launch for June 3.
If convicted of murder, Walker could face the death penalty under California law.
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