Cops are investigating the connection between Pop Smoke‘s homicide and a lifeless physique present in a barrel on the seashore in Malibu … TMZ has realized.
The barrel, containing the bare physique of Javonnta Murphy, washed ashore July 31. We have realized Javonnta is the brother of Jaquan Murphy … one of many 5 folks arrested within the wake of Pop Smoke’s homicide in 2020.
Jaquan was first charged with tried homicide for Pop Smoke’s loss of life, however later cleared. He’s, nevertheless, at the moment awaiting trial for an unrelated homicide in L.A. County.
Regulation enforcement sources inform TMZ … L.A. County Sheriff’s Division’s investigators are at the moment trying into the chance Javonnta’s homicide was a retaliation killing for Pop’s homicide. After all, it isn’t their solely principle, however undoubtedly one they’re digging into.
TMZ broke the story … Pop was shot and killed in February 2020 throughout a theft within the Hollywood Hills. Pop was not alone within the residence, however he was the one one who was shot.