Five people have been arrested in connection to the death of rapper Pop Smoke.
The 20-year-old was killed in a suspected robbery in February. Three men and two under the age of 18 are in custody, say the Los Angeles Police Department.
“The suspects robbed and shot Jackson inside the residence, killing him,” police say in a statement.
The arrests come a week after Pop Smoke’s debut album was released.
On 19 February police received a call about a robbery in West Hollywood just before 5am.
It was from one of the Brooklyn rapper’s friends in New York, who told police they had been contacted by a friend within the residence about a break-in, and that one of the intruders had a handgun.
Police say several people entered the rental property.
The LAPD have identified the three adults arrested on Thursday 9 July 2020 as Corey Walker, 19, and Keandre Rodgers, 18, who are charged with murder, and 21-year-old Jaquan Murphy, charged with attempted murder.
The LAPD statement also mentioned the killing of another man, Kamryn Stone – an 18-year-old who was killed in September 2019.
“During the course of the investigation, it was revealed that members of a Los Angeles street gang were involved in the murder of Jackson; as well as the murder of 18-year-old Kamryn Stone.”
Whether the five people arrested in connection to Pop Smoke’s death are also believed to have been involved with the death of Kamryn Stone was not clear from the statement.