Last week, the L.A. Police Department made five arrests in connection with the Feb. 19 home invasion killing. The four defendants are accused of breaking into Pop Smoke’s home in the Hollywood Hills and fatally shooting the 20-year-old rapper during a robbery. Authorities said the assailants did not know Pop Smoke personally, and may have discovered his location through social media.
On Monday, Pop Smoke’s debut album Shoot for the Stars Aim for the Moonopened at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 with 251,000 equivalent album units. He becomes the first rapper to posthumously debut at No. 1 with his debut album.