Pop Smoke's Murder Investigation Delayed By COVID-19 Outbreak

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The murder investigation of slain rapper Pop Smoke has reportedly been pushed back due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Pop Smoke was shot and killed in an alleged home invasion in Hollywood Hills in the early hours of February 19. The investigation into his murder is ongoing.

The rapper's family released the following statement after his untimely death.

"The family of Bashar' Pop Smoke' Jackson would like to express our sincere gratitude to everyone for your support. Every prayer, call, and act of kindness is deeply appreciated as we mourn the loss of our son, brother and friend," the statement begins.

"Brooklyn knew him as Bashar. He was educated and nurtured in Brooklyn and his rise to fame all developed from the place he proudly represented. Within the last year, his extraordinary giftedness was revealed to the world, introducing Pop Smoke," the statement continued.

No date has been given as to when the investigation will continue.