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A man wanted in the Sept. 12 murder of aspiring rapper PnB Rock was arrested in Las Vegas on Thursday, police say.

Freddie Lee Trone, 40, was taken into custody by an FBI-led fugitive task force at about 1 p.m., a spokesperson with the Los Angeles Police Department confirmed.

Trone was charged earlier in the day with one count of murder, 2 counts of second-degree robbery and one count of conspiracy to commit robbery, the District Attorney's Office said.

His 17-year-old son, who was arrested Tuesday, was also charged with murder and conspiracy to commit armed robbery.
 
RELATED: Cardi B Drags Black Twitter for Accusing PnB Rock’s Baby Mama of Dropping His Location
 
The teen's stepmother, Shauntel Trone, 38, was arrested Tuesday and charged with one count of being an accessory after the fact. She pleaded not guilty at her arraignment on Thursday. Shauntel and Freddie Lee Trone are married.

The teenager made an initial appearance in juvenile court and was ordered to return to court next month. He is being held in the juvenile jail without bond.

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PnB Rock was eating lunch with his girlfriend, Stephanie, at a Los Angeles Roscoe's Chicken and Waffles restaurant when the teen approached their table and demanded his custom jewelry.

Words were exchanged and a scuffle ensued. The teen allegedly shot Rock multiple times in the upper torso and robbed him of several gold and diamond chains. Rock was pronounced dead at a hospital. He was 30.

Freddie Lee Trone is believed to be the getaway driver. He was released from jail about a month before the shooting. Police say both father and son are members of the 87 Gangster Crips street gang.

Rock was allegedly killed because he failed to "check in" with gang members who control the territory around the restaurant.

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A teenager and his mother are in custody in the murder of aspiring rapper PnB Rock (right) at a Roscoe's Chicken and Waffles in South Los Angeles.

The 17-year-old boy was arrested early Tuesday in Gardenia, police confirmed to Variety.

Also arrested was the teen's mother, Shauntel Trone, 38, on suspicion of accessory to murder, LAPD Capt. Kelly Muniz told the Los Angeles Times.

Police are still searching for the teen's father, Freddie Lee Trone, 40, who is believed to be the getaway driver.

Police say father and son were sitting in a car in the restaurant's parking lot when PnB Rock and his girlfriend, Stephanie, arrived in his Bentley on Sept. 12.

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Rock, 30, and his girlfriend were eating lunch when the teenager approached their table and demanded his jewelry.

Words were exchanged and the teen shot Rock multiple times before robbing him of several gold and diamond chains. The gunman also demanded property from Stephanie before fleeing out a side door and hopping into a waiting vehicle driven by Trone.

There are unconfirmed reports that Trone worked at the restaurant as a part-time cook.

Police say father and son are members of the 87 Gangster Crips street gang. The restaurant where Rock was fatally shot is in 87 GC territory.

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It is a sign of respect for rappers to "check in" with gang members before venturing into their territory while wearing diamonds and other valuables.

TMZ reports that Trone and his son burned the getaway car in an effort to destroy evidence.

Trone was released from jail a month before the shooting.

The LAPD says Trone "should be considered armed and dangerous. If you see him, you are urged to call 911 for immediate assistance."

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Cardi B lashed out at Twitter sleuths who dragged PnB Rock's baby mama, Stephanie, for dropping his location the day he was killed.

The 30-year-old aspiring rapper was fatally shot at a Roscoe's House of Chicken and Waffles restaurant on Sept. 12.

Los Angeles detectives arrested a 17-year-old boy in Gardenia early Tuesday, and charged him with murder.

An arrest bulletin released by the LAPD Wednesday described the second suspect, Freddie Lee Trone, as "being involved" in the murder.

Cops say Trone is still at large, and should be considered "armed and dangerous."

Police sources say Trone is the teen's father and his getaway driver.

After PnB was killed, hundreds of sleuths took to Twitter and accused Stephanie of dropping their location in an Instagram photo of a plate of uneaten chicken and waffles.

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Cardi B, a reputed Bloods gang member, scolded Black Twitter for jumping the gun early on in the investigation.

She retweeted a post by @Glock_Topickz that noted the father-son robbing crew were already in the parking lot when Rock and his girlfriend arrived in his Bentley.

"Told y'all... Yall must not know how the hood moves," Cardi tweeted on Wednesday. "Y'all owe that girl a apology for the shit y'all put her through knowing that she saw her baby dad die in her face... Social media investigators YALL SUCK!!!!"

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A 17-year-old has been arrested in the murder of aspiring rapper PnB Rock. Los Angeles detectives made the arrest early Tuesday.

The teenager was arrested near Gardenia, multiple police sources told NBC LA.

An arrest bulletin released by LAPD Wednesday described the second suspect, Freddie Lee Trone, as "being involved" in the murder.

The bulletin made no mention of an earlier arrest, according to NBC NewYork.

Cops say Trone is still at large, and should be considered "armed and dangerous."

The rapper was fatally shot at a Roscoe's House of Chicken and Waffles restaurant on Sept. 12.

PnB Rock, real name Rakim Allen, was eating lunch with his girlfriend when a man approached their table and demanded his custom jewelry.

Words were exchanged and the man shot Allen multiple times. The gunman robbed Allen and his girlfriend of several gold and diamond chains and fled out a side door into a waiting vehicle.

Police did not say whether Trone is the gunman or the getaway driver.

Allen, 30, was pronounced dead at a nearby hospital.

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Police urged the public to contact 911 if you see Trone or have any information on his location.

Allen is best known for his 2016 single "Selfish." He routinely flashed money and custom diamond jewelry in photos on Instagram.

Instagram blogger DJ Akademiks posted an interview with Allen that was done a week before Allen died. In the video, Allen discussed an attempted robbery incident in Los Angeles.

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An up-and-coming female rapper, a native of Memphis, was gunned down after she posed in Instagram photos with real cash.

Police say aspiring rapper Lotta Cash Desto was shot and killed during an armed robbery in Houston, Texas early Saturday.

Desto, real name Destinee Govan, was driving a Porsche SUV with a 20-year-old female passenger at around 2:30 a.m. when a 4-door sedan pulled alongside the SUV at a red light.

Police say two men hopped out of the car and exchanged gunfire with Govan, 25, who was shot multiple times and robbed. She was pronounced dead at the scene.

The female passenger was transported to a local hospital with a single gunshot wound.

Police say officers found Christian Isaiah Williams, 24, in a nearby parking lot suffering from a gunshot wound to the abdomen. He was transported to a hospital, where he was charged with murder, according to Fox26 News. He remains hospitalized.

Police say evidence left at the crime scene linked Williams to the double shooting. The second gunman is still at large.

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Govan was known for her collaborations with mentor Lil Uzi Vert on her rap songs "Lunchroom" and "Vegas."

Govan often posed in Instagram photos with real cash and diamond jewelry - mimicking her male counterparts who routinely pose with prop money on social media.

Police issued a warning to aspiring rappers who mimic their famous counterparts on social media. Posing with real cash on Instagram can get you killed.

Criminals know the difference between real cash and pristine prop money purchased on Amazon or eBay.com.

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A Detroit boxer was fatally shot during a family dispute on Monday. He was 28.

Isiah's manager Roshawn Jones confirmed his passing in an emotional Instagram post. He said Isiah was shot in the head during an argument with his brother.

Roshawn said he was at home in Toledo, Ohio when he got the call.

"I instantly broke down in tears and was hurt," Roshawn Jones said. "It's a tragedy for it to happen like that."

Police say Isiah was fatally shot at a home on Stout Street near Westfield Avenue.

"Isaiah was a hardworking individual. He was determined," Roshawn Jones told 7 Action News. "He was strong. He was a great father."

Isiah Jones was a 2016 Golden Gloves National Champion who leaves behind two kids.

"I was trying to get him for the last 30 days to come down (to Toledo) to the gym and start training at the gym, so he could isolate himself from his friends and that type of negative energy that was in Detroit at the time," Roshawn Jones said.

"People aren't perfect in life, but when they are fighting demons, sometimes the demons take over. Whether it's their friends they're involved with, family they're involved with, they just can't overcome those obstacles."

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Arrest warrants provide more details into the shooting incident involving Ludacris' longtime manager, Chaka Zulu, that left another man dead in June.

According to warrants obtained by Channel 2 Action News, Chaka Zulu, real name Ahmed Obafemi, was charged with murder, aggravated assault, possession of firearm during commission of a felony and simple battery.

Zulu, 52, voluntarily turned himself in on Sept. 13 after learning of the arrest warrants.

In separate interviews with police, Zulu claimed he fired his gun in self-defense when he was attacked in the parking lot of his restaurant and lounge in Buckhead on June 26.

Prosecutors say Zulu "knowingly and intentionally did commit the offense of murder, shooting Mr. Artez Benton in the chest with a firearm".

Benton was pronounced dead at the scene. His family retained high-power attorney Steve Sadow to represent them.

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Celebrities including Keri Hilson (pictured with Chaka); Bow Wow, Lil Jon, Busta Rhymes, Tyrese Gibson, Kandi Burruss, and former Atlanta mayor Kasim Reed were among hundreds showing support for Zulu on social media.

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Strangely silent is La La Anthony (pictured with Chaka) who reportedly was at Chaka's restaurant the night of the shooting. According to rumors, the fight was over La La, who is a longtime friend of Chaka Zulu's.

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Chaka Zulu and his son are pictured with the late rapper Tupac Shakur's mother Afeni Shakur at the grand opening of The Tupac Amaru Shakur Center for the Arts in Stone Mountain, Georgia in 2005.

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A security guard for Roscoe's House of Chicken and Waffles says he may have been the last person rapper PnB Rock saw before he died.

Police say PnB Rock was shot during an armed robbery while eating lunch with his girlfriend at the restaurant on Main and W. Manchester Avenue in South Central L.A. around 1:20 p.m. Monday.
 
RELATED: LAPD Chief: Instagram Post May Have Led to PnB Rock’s Killing
 
Police say the 30-year-old rapper was shot multiple times by a gunman who demanded his jewelry.

A writer for the Rolling Stone magazine spoke with a security guard who is seen in a gruesome cell phone video rendering first aid to Rock after the shooting.

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The security guard said he took Rock's girlfriend's phone to call 911 because she was too hysterical to make the call.

"She was screaming and didn't know what to do," he said. "The robbery happened fast. They took some items. He had multiple chains on."

The security guard said he urged the Philadelphia rapper to control his apparent cheyne-stokes breathing.

"I was telling him, 'Be calm, be calm, get control of your breathing," he said. "And then his breathing declined. It went all the way down. I think he was gone. He was just gone."

The security guard said he did not get a good look at the suspects.

"It was a blur. I had my glasses off. God put me in a position to not see shit."

Meanwhile, Rock's girlfriend Stephanie Sibounheuang deleted her Instagram page amid accusations that she caused his death by dropping his location in an Instagram post.

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The Roscoe's House of Chicken & Waffles in South Central Los Angeles reopened for business 24 hours after rapper PnB Rock bled out on the floor from gunshot wounds.

Police say PnB Rock, real name Rakim Allen, was fatally shot while eating lunch with his girlfriend at the restaurant on Main and W. Manchester Avenue around 1:20 p.m. Monday.

Police say the 30-year-old rapper was approached by a lone gunman who demanded his expensive jewelry.

Words were exchanged and the gunman opened fire before robbing the victim and his girlfriend. The suspect fled the restaurant through a side door and hopped into a waiting vehicle.

Los Angeles Police Chief Michel Moore said police are investigating whether the gunman was tipped off to Rock's location by an Instagram post.

Police said the gunman arrived in a vehicle moments after Rock's girlfriend, Stephanie Sibounheuang dropped their location in an Instagram photo of her plate of uneaten chicken and waffles.

"While they were eating, at least one suspect approached them with a firearm and demanded the victim's property," LAPD Capt. Kelly Muniz told reporters at a press conference Tuesday. "At this point there was some sort of verbal exchange, we were not able to obtain audio in the investigation. Then, the suspect shot the victim several times. The victim then fell to the ground and the suspect took some items from the victim."

A restaurant employee tried to administer aid to the dying rapper.

"I ran in to see what was going on and this dude got shot three times in the chest," he said. "I start putting pressure on the hole that was closest to where I thought it would kill him. I did the same thing on the chest."

Rock was pronounced dead at a local hospital.

A week before he passed, Rock spoke with Instagram blogger DJ Akademiks about armed robberies by brazen gunmen in Los Angeles, which is soft on crime.

"It's so common," Rock said, before describing a botched robbery attempt for his jewels. "I never got robbed. Ever in my life."

"I ain't gonna say never. I don't like saying 'never.' I'm not superstitious, but I haven't been robbed... I'm not gonna put myself in those situations because I know what happens in those situations," he said.

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Los Angeles Police Chief Michel Moore said an Instagram post may have led a gunman to the location of aspiring rapper PnB Rock.

The 30-year-old was robbed and fatally shot while eating lunch with his girlfriend, Stephanie Sibounheuang, at the Roscoe's House of Chicken & Waffles on Main and Manchester in South Los Angeles just after 1:15 p.m. on Monday.

Chief Moore said the gunman approached Rock and demanded his jewelry soon after the rapper's girlfriend tagged their location in a since-deleted Instagram photo. He was shot multiple times and died at a local hospital. Sibounheuang was also robbed but uninjured.

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He "was with his family — with his girlfriend or some kind of friend of his — and as they're there, enjoying a simple meal, [he] was brutally attacked by an individual who apparently [came] to the location after a social media posting," Moore said.

Sibounheuang is the mother of one of Rock's two daughters. He reportedly chastised her in the past for sharing their location on social media.

Chief Moore said police are investigating whether his girlfriend's IG post led to the shooting. Moore said Rock was targeted for his gaudy jewelry. The gunman is still at large.

A coalition of civil rights leaders asked the city of Los Angeles to offer a reward leading to the arrest of the gunman

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"It's critical that our community and its leadership not accept the cold-blooded murder of Rapper PnB Rock who was murdered in front of his children and their mother," Najee Ali, Director of Project Islamic Hope, said at a press conference on Tuesday.

"We can't allow these types of crimes to continue with indifference as if this is normal and it's nothing we can do about it. We can do something about it. We can cooperate with law enforcement and turn the killers in."

So far, police have no leads in the case.

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Rapper PNB Rock was fatally shot by an armed robber inside a Los Angeles Roscoe's Chicken & Waffles restaurant on Monday, Sept. 12.

The aspiring rapper was best known for his 2015 single "Fleek" and 2016 single "Selfish", which peaked at number 51 on Billboard.

The LAPD confirmed to Billboard magazine that a man was fatally shot at the restaurant on Main Street and Manchester Avenue around 1:15 p.m. PT.

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Rock, real name Rakim Hasheem Allen, was at the restaurant with his girlfriend, who posted his location in a now-deleted photo on Instagram.

A short while later, an armed robber approached Allen and attempted to rob him of his jewelry before shooting him.

Drill rapper King Yella posted graphic video of the aftermath of the fatal shooting on his YouTube channel.

Los Angeles police Capt. Kelly Muniz said the robber fled the fast food eatery after the shooting.

"He shot the victim and ran out the side door to a getaway car and then fled the parking lot," Muniz said.

Muniz said the 30-year-old rapper was targeted for his jewelry.

The Philadelphia native told Paper Magazine that he dropped out of high school to pursue a rap career. He said he was inspired to be a rapper after listening to Drake's album Take Care.

Allen's father was murdered when he was three years old. He is survived by two minor daughters.
 

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The employee who shot Kandi Burruss' nephew during an altercation at Blaze Seafood & Steak restaurant on Friday has been arrested.

According to investigators, Harry Darden got into a fight with Chef Melvin Jones and ended up shooting him in the arm before fleeing the scene.

Darden, 41, was taken into custody on Thursday by South Fulton police, Yahoo! News reports.

Darden is charged with aggravated assault, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

The restaurant is owned by "Real Housewives of Atlanta" star and singer Kandi Burruss and her husband, Todd Tucker.

In unrelated news, Kandi shared her secret for restoring her thinning edges.

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Kandi lost her edges after years of abuse from hair extensions and lacefront wigs.

In a video posted on her IG account, Kandi said, "Time for a hair change. This ponytail has outlasted its welcome! Oh but while we're doing it, can you see these edges? These not the edges that were bought and paid for, these are the edges that are God-given, honey. Ok?"

She added: "These edges are courtesy of Kaleidoscope Miracle Drops. Meaning, not that we stuck 'em on. Meaning that I started using the hair drops and my edges started thickening up. 'Cause it was looking a little scary for a second."

Kaleidoscope Miracle Drops are sold at Sally's Beauty Supply, Walmart, Amazon, and other beauty supply stores.

The ingredients include essential oils, coconut, tea tree, peppermint, leaf extract, ylang ylang, geranium extract, and vitamins A,D,E.

Watch the video below.

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Blaze Seafood & Steak reopened on Friday, Sept. 9, after an employee shot Kandi Burruss' nephew, Chef Melvin Jones, during an altercation at the restaurant on Wednesday.

According to South Fulton police, the two employees were involved in a fight when one employee shot Chef Melvin, striking him in the arm.

The suspect fled the scene and is still at large.

Melvin was taken to a local hospital where he was treated and released. He shared photos of his bullet wound on Instagram.

Melvin is the kitchen manager at Blaze and the Old Lady Gang restaurant that was the location for Kandi's poorly-rated "Kandi & the Gang" reality TV show. It isn't clear if the series will be renewed for a second season.

Kandi took to Instagram on Wednesday to inform her followers that the restaurant was closed Thursday "for staff training" and would reopen Friday. She didn't mention the shooting.

"Blaze will be closed today for a system update and staff training. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your understanding. We will reopen Friday, September 9th at 1 PM."

This is the second shooting at a restaurant owned by Kandi Burruss and her husband, Todd Tucker.

In 2020, three people were shot and wounded inside Kandi's Old Lady Gang Southern Cuisine in East Point.

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Boosie BadAzz (L) responded to allegations that his teenage cousin killed a popular Chicago jeweler in Houston.

Duke the Jeweler (R) was shot dead in a parking lot after attending rapper Boosie's concert at the Arena Theatre in southwest Houston on Sunday night.

He was robbed and killed after winning $100,000 from J. Prince Jr. in a high stakes dice game following the concert.

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J. Prince Jr. (black t-shirt) is the CEO of Mob Ties, and the son of Rap-A-Lot CEO James Prince Sr.

Off-duty officers who were working at the concert found Duke suffering from gunshot wounds in a parking lot at 7326 Southwest Freeway at 11:40 p.m. They began CPR but he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Multiple spent casings were found near the body.
 


 
Boosie was called out by fans for not providing security for Duke during his stay in Houston. Then, on Thursday, rumors spread on social media that Boosie's teenage cousin robbed and killed the jeweler.

Boosie denied the accusations in an Instagram Live post on Thursday. He denied inviting Duke to Houston to place an order for custom diamond jewelry.

"Aye, the Internet, y'all got us f-cked all the way up," he said.

"We met that dude Duke the Jeweler the night before; we was gambling. The next day, dude followed us to the concert. When we left out the concert, we were under the garage. Dude went to his car by himself and walked down to the parking lot. That's when somebody tried to rob him and killed the dude."

Boosie continued:

"What the hell my 19-year-old cousin going to try to rob and kill somebody? We getting money, man. We getting f-cking money, that ain't our steelo. As a boss, I ain't letting it go down like that, man. This dude finna make me a piece [jewelry]... so y'all need to kill that."

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Kandi Burrus's Blaze Seafood & Steak restaurant was shut down on Wednesday night - but not for failing a health inspection.

The restaurant on Cascade Road in Atlanta was closed for business after an employee shot Kandi Burrus' nephew, Chef Melvin, whom she helped raise as a boy.

Chef Melvin posted graphic photos of his gunshot wound on Instagram.

According to South Fulton police, the two employees were involved in an altercation when one employee got a gun and opened fire, striking the other worker in the arm.

The victim was taken to a local hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The suspect fled the scene and is still at large.

The reality star and her husband Todd Tucker opened the restaurant - named after their daughter - in 2020.

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This is the second shooting at a restaurant owned by Kandi Burruss and her husband.

In 2020, three people were shot and wounded inside Kandi's Old Lady Gang Southern Cuisine in East Point.

Kandi's reality TV series, Kandi and The Gang, which was filmed at an Old Lady Gang location, cast Kandi and her establishments in a bad light.

The workers were unprofessional, disrespectful, and unmotivated.

It is unclear if her poorly-rated reality TV series will be renewed for a second season.