Another arrest has been made in connection with the murder of rapper PnB Rock. A 17-year-old boy and his stepmother have been arrested in connection with the murder of rapper PnB Rock, who was fatally shot earlier this month at a Roscoe’s Chicken & Waffles restaurant in South Los Angeles, ABC7 reports.
As we previously reported, on Wednesday (Sept. 28) morning, LAPD announced that Freddie Lee Trone is “a person involved” in the Sept. 12 killing of the rapper. It has been reported, per TMZ, that Freddie was the getaway car driver and is the father to the 17-year-old boy. The minor is the alleged shooter whose name has not been released to the public.
The 17-year-old, who was arrested in the South Bay neighborhood of Lawndale, was booked on suspicion of murder, the LAPD said in a statement, per the local news outlet.
The teenager’s stepmother was identified by police as 32-year-old Shauntel Trone. She was taken into custody in Gardena and booked on suspicion of being an accessory to murder.
Freddie Lee Trone is the third suspect involved and is still at large. LAPD describes him as “armed and dangerous.”
Sources told the gossip site that the father and son were already waiting in the restaurant’s parking lot when the rapper and his girlfriend Stephanie Sibounheuang arrived. If the sources are correct, this will remove the possibility that the Philly native was targeted by a social media post from his girlfriend that showed them dining at Roscoe’s. The sources also added that after the murder, the suspects burned the getaway vehicle.
Two weeks ago, PnB Rock (born Rakim Hasheem Allen) was dining at a local Roscoe’s House of Chicken & Waffles with his girlfriend, Stephanie Sibounheuang, around 1 p.m. when the shooting occurred, TMZ first reported.
Los Angeles police Capt. Kelly Muniz said that the victim was shot almost immediately by the assailant during the robbery according to The Los Angeles Times. “He shot the victim and ran out the side door to a getaway car and then fled the parking lot,” she said.
Law enforcement was called to the restaurant at 1:23 p.m. to respond to a shooting with life-threatening injuries. Rock was transported to a nearby hospital and later pronounced dead at 1:59 pm, per The Los Angeles Times.
It’s been reported that the rapper was targeted for his jewelry.
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