Rapper PnB Rock was fatally shot throughout a theft in Los Angeles Monday, Los Angeles Police Division Chief Michel Moore stated Tuesday.
Police responded to a attainable theft at Roscoe’s Home of Chicken ‘N Waffles on West Manchester Avenue at 1:15 p.m., the place they discovered a sufferer with a number of gunshot wounds, LAPD Cpt. Kelly Muniz stated throughout a information convention Monday night.
Moore confirmed the sufferer was recognized as Rakim Allen, also referred to as PnB Rock, throughout a Tuesday assembly with the Los Angeles Board of Police Commissioners.
“Just yesterday was a very high-profile murder that occurred in a southeast area local restaurant involving a music artist by the name of PnB Rock,” Moore stated.
“A Mr. Rakim Allen was apparently there with his girlfriend or a friend of his and as they’re there enjoying a simple meal, [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 stated an image of the pair’s meal had been posted on Instagram, with the situation tagged. He stated a Black man attacked the rapper on the restaurant, demanding his property. PnB Rock “had an extensive amount of jewelry and other valuables,” Moore stated.
After a verbal alternate, the suspect shot the sufferer a number of occasions and fled in a getaway automotive in an unknown course, in response to Muniz. The sufferer was transported to a neighborhood hospital and died at 1:59 p.m., in response to Muniz. She stated nobody is in custody, and there’s little or no data on the suspect at this level.
“Mr. PnB Rock was shot and killed and lost his life there, simply over the jewelry and valuables that he had on his person,” Moore stated. “Our investigation continues. There was an extensive amount of cameras and investigative leads that we will follow to solve this case.”
The enduring Los Angeles restaurant posted condolences to the rapper on its Fb web page.
“His passing represents an enormous loss to each and every one of us,” the put up learn. “Our most heartfelt condolences, thoughts, and prayers go to the Allen family at this difficult time. The safety of our employees and guests are our utmost priority. We have and will continue to keep our place of business as safe as possible.”
Information of PnB Rock’s dying despatched shockwaves all through the hip-hop neighborhood.
“He was such a pleasure to work with. Condolences to his mom & family. This makes me feel so sick. Jesus,” rapper Nicki Minaj tweeted.
She additionally urged the hip-hop neighborhood in a series of tweets to look out for younger and upcoming artists who might have a goal on their again, particularly after deaths lately of different acts like Younger Dolph, Pop Smoke and Nipsey Hussle.
“Pray for pnb rock … the man got family and kids smh God be with the man!!” rapper Offset tweeted.
DJ Akademiks tweeted Monday that he had simply interviewed PnB Rock one week in the past.
“This PNB Rock situation crazy.. i just did a 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 PNB Rock.”
Even New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy weighed in on the rapper’s dying.
“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. Sending our condolences to his friends and family during this time.”
PnB Rock made waves on the finish of the 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 Scorching 100, 4 of which have been 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” peaked at No. 33 on the Billboard Scorching 100 and “Dangerous” peaked at 31.
In 2019, he additionally collaborated with singer Layton Greene and rappers Lil Child and the Metropolis Women on “Leave Em Alone,” in addition to with Likelihood the Rapper and Ed Sheeran on “Cross Me.”
His newest music, “Luv Me Again,” was launched on September 2.