New York rapper Pop Smoke was shot and killed Wednesday morning during a home invasion at a Hollywood Hills house registered to “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” star Teddi Mellencamp Arroyave and her husband, sources say.
Pop Smoke, born Bashar Barakah Jackson, was 20-years-old.
The Los Angeles Police Department says the shooting was reported around 4:30 a.m. at a home located near the intersection of Laurel Canyon and Hollywood boulevards.
Someone inside the home contacted a friend in New York and informed them that the home was broken into by multiple people. They also indicated at least one of the suspects was armed. The person in New York then contacted law enforcement in Los Angeles.
Between two to six suspects entered the home wearing ski masks when they shot the rapper, LAPD said.
Records indicate the house is an Airbnb and is owned by Mellencamp and her husband Edwin Arroyave.
The suspects were seen fleeing the home on foot. Jackson was rushed to a local hospital by paramedics where he died.
No arrests have been made in the shooting.
The New York native was arrested last month at New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport and was charged with interstate transport of a stolen vehicle.
The vehicle in question was a black Rolls Royce Wraith, which is valued at $375,000. Sources said the vehicle was loaned for a music video shoot and that the rapper and the owner reached a verbal agreement.
The rapper was just weeks away from launching his “Meet The Woo Tour,” and was scheduled to perform at the Rolling Loud hip-hop music festival in Miami. S: Fox11