Suspect identified in shooting of rapper PnB Rock at Roscoe’s Chicken & Waffles in South LA

SOUTH LOS ANGELES (KABC) — Police have identified a suspect in connection with the shooting of a rapper at Roscoe’s Chicken & Waffles in South Los Angeles, saying he may be armed and dangerous.

PnB Rock, born Rakim Hasheem Allen, was shot dead at the restaurant on September 12. According to Los Angeles Police Department, Freddie Lee Trone entered the restaurant and approached the rapper as he was having lunch with his girlfriend — who had already posted a picture of their meal and location to Instagram.

Investigators say Trone shot him and stole some of his belongings and also demanded property from the rapper’s girlfriend before he took off in a getaway car.

The victim was taken to a local hospital and later pronounced dead.

Anyone with information on Trone’s whereabouts is urged to call LAPD Homicide at (323) 786-5146.

The 30 year old PnB rock was known for singles like “Fleek” and “Elfish”.

Originally from Philadelphia, he most recently lived in Los Angeles. He had 2.5 million followers Instagram.

After his death, fans gathered near the restaurant to mourn the popular musician.

“His music was excellent,” said fan Sheldon Thompson. “He wasn’t rapping about the wrong things. He rapped about the right things. And he had a bright future ahead of him. Just hearing that he didn’t survive is heartbreaking.”

Some fans also suggested he may have been targeted on purpose after his location was posted on social media. Investigators are investigating whether this is the case.

“If you’re famous, you know you’re not allowed to post your location anywhere,” said fan Aremesha Rivers. “I really feel like there’s a lot of setup going on.”

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