September 28, 2022
A 17-year-old and a woman were arrested on Tuesday in connection with the fatal shooting of Philadelphia rapper PnB Rock. Los Angeles police also are searching for a third suspect.
Shauntel Trone, 38, was arrested on suspicion of accessory to murder and the juvenile was arrested on suspicion of murder, LAPD Capt. Kelly Muniz told the Los Angeles Times.
Police released a photo of the third suspect, Freddie Lee Trone, 40, on Wednesday. He is believed to be armed and dangerous.
Freddie Lee Trone has been identified as being a person involved in the murder of Rakim Allen, aka “PNB Rock”. He should be considered armed and dangerous. If you see him, you are urged to call 911.— LAPD HQ (@LAPDHQ) September 28, 2022
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Police Chief Michel Moore told the Los Angeles Times that the attack happened shortly after Rock was tagged on social media and was investigating if that was what prompted the incident.
Freddie Trone and the juvenile, who is believed to be Trone's son, allegedly were in the restaurant's parking lot when Rock and his girlfriend arrived, Fox 11 reported. The teen allegedly killed the rapper and the father allegedly drove the getaway car.
The killing of Rock, who's legal name was Rakim Allen, sparked national outrage among fellow musicians. Rappers Meek Mill, Nicki Minaj, Offset and Kodak Black mourned the artist's death on social media.
Rock's stage name paid tribute to the intersection of Pastorius and Baynton streets in Germantown, which is where he grew up. He spent much of his youth in-and-out of the juvenile system and fell in love with music during a 33-month prison sentence, which he was sentenced to when he was 19.
Rock is best known for his 2016 single, "Selfish," which charted as high as number 51 on Billboard's Hot 100 list. He collaborated with numerous artists during his career, including 2Chainz, Ed Sheeran, Young Thug and Wiz Khalifa. He had just celebrated the release of his new single, "Luv Me Again."
After his death, his music streams increased by over 650% as fans flocked to streaming services to honor him. He is survived by two daughters.
Anyone with any information should contact the South Bureau Homicide Division detectives at 323-786-5146 or leave an anonymous tip at www.lacrimestoppers.org.