Update: Pop Smoke was on Instgram riding around in a car with a friend who had HUGE stacks of cash in his hand. Also he received a gift bag from someone that he posted on IG that clearly showed his address. Looks like LA bandits to me.
Rapper “Pop Smoke” was shot and killed on Wednesday morning in a home owned by Teddi Mellencamp and Edwin Arroyave in the 2000 block of Hercules Drive in the Hollywood Hills. The $2.5-million home was a rental property managed by a property management company.
Investigators suspect that the home was targeted as part of an ongoing rash of home invasions and burglaries in the LA area involving celebrities.
Teddi Mellencamp posted the following statement on Instagram:
“Early this am we were informed by a 3rd party leasing and management company overseeing a rental home we own in Los Angeles that a shooting had taken place at the property. Foremost, we would like to extend our prayers and condolences to the family and loved ones affected by this tragic loss of life.”
“We aren’t aware of any of the details beyond what we’ve been told or seen reported on the news and at this time we would like to refrain from commenting further as we wish for the focus to remain on the law enforcement officers who are diligently doing their jobs.”
According to LA Times. “Last month, a federal grand jury indicted the rapper on a count of transporting a stolen vehicle across state lines. Prosecutors in New York alleged in court documents that Pop Smoke stole a $375,000 Rolls Royce Wraith in Los Angeles. It was later found at his mother’s home in New York.” He was planning to start a tour next month.
Pop Smoke was twenty years old.