Pop Smoke’s Killing Potentially Linked to Another Dead Body Found.
According to recent reports by TMZ, the investigation into Pop Smoke’s killing has taken a new turn. On July 31, a barrel containing the naked body of Javonnta Murphy, brother of Jaquan Murphy, washed up onto shore. Jaquan was one of five individuals arrested in connection with the late New York City emcee’s murder. He was initially charged with attempted murder but later cleared of involvement in Pop Smoke’s killing.
Currently, Jaquan is awaiting a trial date for an unrelated killing in Los Angeles County. Law enforcement sources reveal that investigators from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department are now exploring any potential links between Javonnta’s killing and Pop Smoke’s death. While this is just a theory being explored, investigators are thoroughly investigating all possibilities.
In an earlier report by the Los Angeles Times, it was disclosed that an 18-year-old charged in the fatal shooting of Pop Smoke confessed to the crime during a juvenile court session. At the time of the robbery-turned-killing, the defendant was only 15 years old. He admitted to first-degree murder, robbery, and intentionally discharging his weapon during the home invasion.
As fans yearn for more music from the late drill rap sensation, a member from Pop Smoke’s camp revealed that there are no more unreleased records from the artist. According to Rico Beats, “If Pop was alive, he would not have approved 99 percent of the music that has been released.” Pop Smoke’s legacy as an innovator in the drill scene is remembered fondly by hip-hop enthusiasts as the genre celebrates its 50th anniversary. His latest project, “Faith,” featured collaborations with artists like Dua Lipa, Chris Brown, Kanye West, and many others.