17-year-old boy, stepmom arrested in killing of rapper PnB Rock at Roscoe’s Chicken & Waffles in South LA; father sought


SOUTH LOS ANGELES (KABC) — A 17-year-old boy and his stepmother have been arrested in connection with the murder of rapper PnB Rock, who was fatally shot at a Roscoe’s Chicken earlier this month. & Waffles restaurant in South Los Angeles, Eyewitness News has learned.

A man who is the third suspect in the murder remains at large, according to the Los Angeles Police Department, who made his name public on Wednesday, describing him as “armed and dangerous”. A source told Eyewitness News that the adult male suspect, Freddie Lee Trone, is the father of a teenager in custody.

The 17-year-old, who was arrested in the South Bay neighborhood of Lawndale, was on trial for murder, the LAPD said in a statement.

The teen’s stepmother was identified by police as 32-year-old Shauntel Trone. She was arrested in Gardena and given a police report on suspicion of complicity in murder.

PnB Rock, born Rakim Hasheem Allen, was shot dead in the restaurant on September 12.

According to the Los Angeles Police Department, a suspect entered the restaurant and approached the rapper while he was having lunch with his girlfriend — who had already posted a photo of their food and their location on Instagram.

Investigators say the gunman shot him and stole some of his belongings, as well as demanded property from the rapper’s girlfriend, before taking 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 the LAPD Homicide Police at (323) 786-5146.

The 30-year-old PnB Rock was known for singles including ‘Fleek’ and ‘Selfish’.

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

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

“His music was excellent,” fan Sheldon Thompson said. “He didn’t rap about the wrong things. He rapped about the right things. And he had a bright future ahead of him. It’s heartbreaking to hear that he didn’t survive.”

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

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

The case against those arrested will be submitted to the LA County District Attorney’s office for filing by Thursday, the LAPD said.

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Christopher Brito is a social media producer and trending writer for The Valley Voice, with a focus on sports and stories related to race and culture.


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