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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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Ex-NBA star Stephen Jackson says he "checks in" with gang members everywhere he goes after the fatal shooting of rapper PnB Rock in Los Angeles.

Jackson made headlines in June when he visited Chicago's infamous O-block to show his respects to the late drill rapper King Von.

The 44-year-old played basketball in a parking lot while wearing thousands of dollars worth of jewelry.
 


 
According to TPS, fans expressed concern for the NBA champ when he said he "checks in" with gang members.

"I check in everywhere I go," Jackson said in a social media post on Wednesday.

"Everywhere I go I call somebody from the place I'm going that I know and check in. I wanna come home to my family and I love my life. I'm checking in with my people out of respect."

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He continued:

"It's nothing wrong with showing respect when you in somebody's city or state. I always check in 'cause I know real ones everywhere. I care about my life and I'm coming home to my kids and my family. Bet that."

Black Twitter dragged Jackson for saying he checks in with gang members everywhere he goes.

One Twitter user wrote:

"I'm sorry but how would people even know Stephen Jackson in they city unless he tell them."

Another person wrote:

"This is why WE are our worse enemy. Stephen Jackson said those same sentiments about "checking in" with Gang Members or whoever in cities "out of respect" what the hell kind of mediocre nonsense is that? Successful Black people cant travel without fear of harm being done= STUPID [sic]."

A third person wrote:

"Stephen Jackson always finds a way to make himself look more and more like a cornball every day."

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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.
 
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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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Cardi B and Nicki Minaj had very different reactions after aspiring rapper PnB Rock was shot dead during an armed robbery on Monday.

The 30-year-old rapper, real name Rakim Hasheem Allen, was dining with his girlfriend at a Roscoe's Chicken and Waffles restaurant in Los Angeles when the suspect approached their table.

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The suspect allegedly targeted PnB Rock for his diamond jewelry, which he routinely flashed in social media posts.

According to police, the suspect shot Rock and fled the restaurant. A chilling video shows the aftermath of the shooting, as Rock lay in a pool of blood.

Fans took to social media and blamed Allen's girlfriend, Stephanie Sibounheuang, the mother of his two daughters, for sharing their location in an Instagram photo.

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However, rapper Cardi B, 29, chastised her followers for blaming Sibounheuang for Rock's death.

"I highly doubt nikkas was looking at PMB's babymom IG," she tweeted on Monday.

"He was in a bad location and people stay outside plotting. It's very irresponsible and inconsiderate to blame her for something so tragic. We should be sending nothing but love to her and his family at this time."

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Nicki Minaj, 39, took a different approach. She seemed to blame Allen's baby mama for posting their location.

"After Pop Smoke there's no way we as rappers or our loved ones are still posting locations to our whereabouts. To show waffles & some fried chicken????! He was such a pleasure to work with. Condolences to his mom & family. This makes me feel so sick. Jesus. #SIP #PnbRock."

She added:

"The ppl around these rappers gain so much. It's time to start really reminding them over & over!!! At least TRY to put your foot down if you CARE! Tell them!!! You're not loved like you think you are!!! You're prey!!!! In a world full of predators!!!! What's not clicking???!!!"

"Y'all r not the ones that be bawling crying after you just worked with or just spoke to ONE OF YOUR OWN!!!!! I BELONG TO THIS SHIT. IMA FKNG SPEAK ON IT!!!! If it gets attention from y’all being ignorant than so be it!!! At least it'll save lives. FOH."

Instagram blogger DJ Akademiks may have conducted PnB Rock's final interview.

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In the interview, the Philadelphia native described a previous robbery attempt in Los Angeles.

Rock said he carries a gun on him for his protection because criminals are bold in the Democratic stronghold city.

"I be on my sh-t too, you feel me? I be on angles, I'm already watching everything that's going on. So, it's gonna be kinda hard for you to get me, because I used to do the same sh-t."

When Akademiks asked if he was ever robbed, Rock replied:

"No, I never got robbed. Ever in my life. I ain't gonna say never, 'cause... I don't like saying never. I'm not superstitious. I'm not superstitious or nothing like that. But, I haven't been robbed... A ni--a can't just walk up on me. Feel me? A ni--a can't just even look at me."

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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.