Pop smokeThe suspected murderers of ‘were hunted down by old-fashioned LAPD detectives … there were no shortcuts or easy breaks.
Police sources tell TMZ … that the big break in the case that led to the arrest of 4 men allegedly linked to the rapper’s death was not from a tipster, but rather from LAPD detectives who hammered the sidewalk and knocking on doors.
We broke history … Pop Smoke was shot in February by at least 4 masked gunmen after what appeared to be a home invasion robbery of his rental property in the Hollywood Hills.
Detectives got back to basics because, as we reported, they hit a roadblock in February when potential witnesses were not cooperating and the social media combing turned out to be a failure.
Our sources say detectives used videos of citizens and businesses in the area to help locate and identify suspects, who slapped with murder charges last week and could face the death penalty.
Sources also tell us the cops believe Los Angeles street gang members were involved in Pop’s murder, but they say the case doesn’t appear to be a gang bang or an East Coast beef. -west – Pop was from New York.
Instead, police believe the tragedy was a robbery gone bad after the suspected killers saw Pop’s social media posts in the hours leading up to the fatal shooting. Pop shared his address and flexed with huge wads of cash.
We are told that even though the arrests have been made, the case remains under active investigation as detectives seek more evidence.
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