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18-year-old man confesses to fatally shooting smoke guns

18-year-old man admits fatally shooting Pop Smoke

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An 18-year-old man charged in the death of Pop Smoke confessed to killing the rapper during a 2020 home burglary, the Los Angeles Times reports.

The defendant admitted to facing a first-degree murder charge in connection with the February 19, 2020 death of Pop Smoke, whose real name was Bashar Barakah Jackson. The man – whose name was not released to the court because he was 15 at the time of Jackson’s death – was charged in a juvenile court and could remain incarcerated in a state juvenile detention center until he was 25. He was charged with burglary and personally and intentionally fired a gun during the crime, according to the Times.


The 18-year-old was one of four men charged with the rapper’s murder; The admission comes after a 20-year-old man was sentenced to four years and two months in a juvenile detention center, the Associated Press reported.

Jackson was shot dead in Los Angeles on February 19 at the age of 20. LAPD responded to a 911 call at 4:20 a.m. after masked gunmen broke into a home where the rapper resided; The Brooklyn native was shot multiple times and taken to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead.