PnB Rock shooting: LAPD identifies suspect in fatal shooting of rapper and arrests 2 others


The Los Angeles Police Department identified a suspect and arrested two other people in connection with the fatal shooting of rapper PnB Rock earlier this month.

Freddie Lee Trone was identified “as being a person involved” in the killing of the rapper, according to a LAPD news release. Trone is considered armed and dangerous, police said, and anyone who sees him should immediately call 911.

Freddie Lee Trone

On Tuesday, LAPD arrested a 32-year-old woman and young man under 18 years old who police “believed to be involved” in the rapper’s death. The woman was booked on charges of being an accessory to murder and the young man was booked for murder, according to the release.

CNN is not naming the woman who was arrested because she has not been officially charged. LAPD did not divulge any details on the minor due to his age.

LAPD did not have information on the young man or woman’s relationship to Trone.

The LAPD will present its case to the district attorney’s office for filing consideration this week, the department said.

The fatal shooting of PnB Rock took place September 12 while the rapper and his girlfriend were eating at Roscoe’s House of Chicken ‘N Waffles on West Manchester Avenue, according to LAPD Chief Michel Moore. The chief identified the rapper by his real name, Rakim Allen.

“[Allen] was brutally attacked by an individual who, apparently, we believe… came to the location after a social media posting of the artist and the woman accompanying him,” Moore said.

Moore said a picture of the pair’s meal had been posted on Instagram, with the location tagged. He said a Black man attacked the rapper at the restaurant, demanding his property. PnB Rock “had an extensive amount of jewelry and other valuables,” Moore said.

Between 2016 and 2019, PnB Rock had eight songs on the Billboard Hot 100, four of which were in 2019.

The rapper’s latest song, “Luv Me Again,” was released on September 2.

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