Similar to the 15-year-old being tried for the murder of Pop Smoke, the 20-year-old suspect in the ongoing case also confessed his involvement to a cellmate, but the cellmate was actually a police plant parading as a gang member.
More than a year after Pop Smoke's murder in Beverly Hills, the Brooklyn rapper's presence is still sorely missed. Earlier this year, fans were able to witness his posthumous acting debut in Boogie, and they have also been treated to more posthumous music as well. Still, many people in the Hip-Hop community are still seeking closure and watching his murder investigation closely.
Recently, it was reported that the 15-year-old suspect who had been arrested for his connection to the fatal robbery had allegedly confessed to a cellmate at a juvenile detention center that he was the one who ultimately shot Pop Smoke. To the teenager's chagrin, his conversation with his cellmate was recorded and used as evidence against him. Now, new details have emerged from a preliminary hearing for Corey Walker, the 20-year-old suspect in the case. Surprisingly, he also allegedly confided in someone who he believed to be his cellmate.
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Unfortunately for Walker, the cellmate who he reportedly admitted his guilt to was a police plant who was posing as a gang member. According to Complex, LAPD detective Carlos Camacho testified in court last week that Walker told the plant that he was a member of the Hoover Criminals, he had driven to the Airbnb that Pop was renting on February 18, 2020, with four "youngsters," and he brought along gloves, masks, and a police scanner to help avoid the authorities.
Complex also reports that Walker admitted to arming two of the teenagers — the 15-year-old with "the heat" and "the guy from Stevenson Village" with "the burner" — before they entered the house, but he maintained that he waited inside the car and told the teenagers, “don’t use my shit."
Along with the news that the parties involved fled the scene and sold Pop Smoke's watch for $2000, this new development makes the crime seem even more nonsensical. Stay tuned as more details from this ongoing case emerge, and as always, rest in peace, Pop Smoke.