LAPD detectives testify on the preliminary listening to for one of many males accused of killing Pop Rauch – alleging the rapper was kicked after being shot
The preliminary hearing for Corey Walker, one of the men accused of killing Pop Smoke, was held on Thursday when officials decided whether he should be tried.
According to the New York Daily News, Detective Christian Carrasco was the first to comment and set out in detail what happened the night Pop Smoke was fatally shot. While he was testifying at the booth that Pop was in the shower, he was renting the house in Los Angeles when masked gunmen broke through a balcony on the second floor. He went on to say that one of the suspects allegedly placed a black semi-automatic firearm on the forehead of a woman who was in the house that night.
The woman spoke to authorities hours after Pop Smoke was shot. Recalling the woman’s testimony, the detective said, “She heard a fight from the shower area and heard Mr. Jackson scream. Mr. Jackson ran out of the bathroom and then she heard a loud pop and [heard] Mr. Jackson falls to the ground. Two other people started kicking him. “
He continued, “Mr. Jackson gets up and runs down the stairs. She hears two more bangs. She follows Mr. Jackson, sees him on the ground and yells that Michael (Durodola) is calling 911. “
The woman told police that she believed the suspects took Pop Smoke’s jewelry before leaving the house.
He was taken to the hospital for a major operation called a “left thoracotomy,” but unfortunately did not survive.
Another detective took a stand to testify, saying the vehicle suspected by the suspects had been traced back to Corey Walker. He was stopped in the car before the fatal shooting because of an incident.
It has previously been reported that four suspects have been linked to the incident. Walker is the only adult in the case, however. A judge has already ruled that the remaining three suspects were minors at the time of the February 19, 2020 shooting. They have not been identified by name, but have been charged with murder and robbery.
The Los Angeles County Attorney General said Walker could face the death penalty if convicted.
Walker’s attorney Christopher Darden reportedly said he was a fan of Pop Smoke’s music but said, “Our position is that Mr. Walker didn’t kill anyone.”
Pop Smoke’s mother, Audrey Jackson, was found to be present in the courtroom to hear the detectives’ testimony during the two-day murder hearing. The hearing will cover the statements that prosecutors believe are important in convincing a judge that Walker should be tried.
Pop Smoke’s debut album “Shoot For The Stars, Aim for the Moon” was released on July 3, 2020 and has dominated the charts since its release. As previously reported, Pop Smoke received 10 nominations for this year’s Billboard Music Awards.
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