PnB Rock fatally shot at Roscoe’s Chicken ‘N Waffles in Los Angeles, police say

Police responded to a possible robbery at Roscoe’s House of Chicken ‘N Waffles on West Manchester Avenue at 1:15 p.m., where they found a victim with multiple gunshot wounds, LAPD Cpt. Kelly Muniz said during a news conference Monday night.

Moore confirmed the victim was identified as Rakim Allen, also known as PnB Rock, during a Tuesday meeting with the Los Angeles Board of Police Commissioners.

“Just yesterday there was a very high-profile murder that occurred at a local southeast area restaurant involving a musical artist named PnB Rock,” Moore said.

“Apparently Mr. Rakim Allen was there with his girlfriend or a friend of his and while they were enjoying a simple meal, [Allen] was brutally attacked by an individual who, apparently, we believe…arrived at the scene following a social media post by the artist and the woman accompanying him.”

Moore said a photo of the couple’s meal had been posted on Instagram, with the location tagged. He said a black man attacked the rapper at the restaurant, demanding ownership of him. PnB Rock “had a large amount of jewelry and other valuables,” Moore said.

After a verbal exchange, the suspect shot the victim multiple times and drove off in an unknown direction, according to Muniz. The victim was transported to a local hospital and died at 1:59 pm, according to Muniz. She said no one is in custody and there is very little information on the suspect at this time.

“Mr. PnB Rock was shot and killed there, simply because of the jewelry and valuables he had with him,” Moore said. “Our investigation continues. There were a lot of cameras and investigative leads that we will follow to solve this case.”

The iconic Los Angeles restaurant posted its condolences to the rapper on his facebook page.

“His passing represents a huge loss for each and every one of us,” the post read. “Our deepest condolences, thoughts and prayers go out to the Allen family at this difficult time. The safety of our employees and guests is our highest priority. We have and will continue to keep our workplace as safe as possible.”

The rapper’s death shocks the hip-hop community

The news of PnB Rock’s death shocked the entire hip-hop community.

“It was a pleasure working with him. My condolences to his mother and his family. This makes me feel very sick. Jesus”, the rapper Nicki Minaj tweeted.
He also urged the hip-hop community in a series of tweets to keep an eye out for young and upcoming artists who may have a target on their back, especially after the deaths in recent years of other acts like young dolph, smoke burst Y nipsey hustle.
“Pray for pnb rock… the man has family and children smh God be with the man!” rapper tweeted compensation.
DJ Academies tweeted on Monday he had just interviewed PnB Rock a week ago.

“This PNB Rock situation is insane…I just did an interview with him a week ago where he detailed how someone tried to rob him in LA recently while he was out with his girlfriend and daughter. Now…this… smh. Pray for GNP Rock.”

Even New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy weighed in on the rapper’s death.

“Saddened by the passing of rapper PnB Rock, who died earlier today due to a senseless act of gun violence,” the governor tweeted. “PnB Rock was a star in the industry. We send our condolences to his friends and family during this time.”

PnB Rock made waves in the late 2010s with two albums between 2017 and 2019: “Catch These Vibes” and “TrapStar Turnt PopStar.” Between 2016 and 2019, PnB Rock had eight songs on the Billboard Hot 100four of which were in 2019.

The Philadelphia rapper has been featured on hits like “Everyday We Lit” with fellow rapper YFN Lucci in 2017 and “Dangerous” with rapper Meek Mill and singer Jeremih in 2018. “Everyday We Lit” reached No. 33 on the Billboard charts. Hot 100. and “Dangerous” peaked at number 31.

In 2019, he also collaborated with singer Layton Greene and rappers Lil Baby and City Girls on “Leave Em Alone” as well as Chance the Rapper and Ed Sheeran on “Cross Me.”

His latest song “Luv Me Again” was released on September 2.

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