“It’s our belief that (the home-invasion robbery) was based on some of the social media” posts, Capt. Jonathan Tippet said per AP News. “It’s based on the fact that he was posting his information may have contributed to him knowing where to find him.”
The Los Angeles Police Department has revealed that they do not think Pop Smoke knew his killers — they believe one of his last social media posts led them to his rented home in the Hollywood Hills.
Tippet adds, “We believe that it was a robbery. Initially we didn’t really have the evidence but then we discovered some other evidence that showed this was likely a home invasion gone bad.”
The news of the arrest of the five individuals suspected of killing Pop Smoke back in February comes less than a week after his posthumous album, Shoot for the Stars Aim for the Moon, dropped.
The album was executive produced by 50 Cent.