PnB Rock Fatally Shot During Suspected Robbery at Los Angeles Restaurant

The rapper was 30 years old

BY Megan LaPierrePublished Sep 13, 2022

Philadelphia-born rapper PnB Rock was fatally shot at a Los Angeles Roscoe's House of Chicken 'N Waffles location yesterday (September 12) during a suspected robbery. He was 30 years old.

As per The Los Angeles Times, local police reported that a shooting had taken place at 1:15 p.m. at the restaurant on Main Street and Manchester Avenue. The artist born Rakim Allen had been on the scene with his girlfriend, and was reportedly targeted for his jewelry.

The assailant brandished a firearm inside the restaurant and made demands from Allen in a brief verbal exchange, removing some of the jewels before shooting him almost immediately, according to LAPD Captain Kelly Muniz.

The suspect proceeded to escape the eatery through a side door, where he got into a getaway car and then fled the parking lot. Allen was taken to hospital with multiple gunshot wounds and pronounced dead at 1:59 p.m., leaving behind two daughters. No arrests have been made thus far.

UPDATE (9/29 4:33 p.m. ET): Two suspects — a 17-year-old boy and a 32-year-old woman named Shauntel Trone — have been arrested in connection with the shooting, as per The Associate Press. The minor has officially been charged with one count of murder and one count of conspiracy to commit robbery, while Trone faces one count of accessory. A third suspect, 40-year-old Freddie Lee Trone, the teenager's father, is still at large. He has been charged with one count of murder and conspiracy to commit robbery, as well as two counts of second-degree robbery.

"Fendi" collaborator Nicki Minaj reacted to the incident on Twitter, drawing comparison between the rapper's murder and the similar tragic death of Pop Smoke in 2020.

"After Pop Smoke there's no way we as rappers or our loved ones are still posting locations [of] our whereabouts," she wrote, after reports of Allen's girlfriend posting a location-tagged photo at Roscoe's — which has since been deleted — ahead of the murder. Minaj added a plea to "educate" rappers about protecting themselves.
PnB Rock rose to fame with his tracks "Fleek" and "Selfish," and went on to work with numerous big names, spawning follow-up hits with the likes of "Cross Me" alongside Ed Sheeran and Chance the Rapper.

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