Los Angeles, CA – Pop Smoke’s murder this week was initially assumed to be a botched robbery but now, TMZ reports surveillance footage on the Hollywood Hills home where he was shot and killed suggests a targeted hit.
People who have viewed the tape said four men arrive at the home around 4:30 a.m. local time and sneak around the back. Moments later, three of the four men come around the side of the house while the fourth man presumably went in through the back door.
Multiple shots were fired inside the home, killing Pop Smoke in the process.
Footage shows the men fleeing the scene without anything in their hands, making it unlikely it was a robbery.
The 20-year-old Brooklyn native was rushed to Cedar-Sinai Hospital — the same hospital where The Notorious B.I.G. died — and soon pronounced dead.
Only hours before Pop Smoke was killed, he mistakenly shared his location on Instagram. He and his best friend Mike “Mike Dee” Durodoloa were also flashing wads of cash in another Instagram post the same day, leading many to believe he was the target of a robbery.
The investigation is ongoing. The tapes haven’t been made public.