2 arrested in fatal shooting of Rapper PnB Rock in Los Angeles

Johnny Nunez
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Two suspects were arrested Tuesday in this month’s fatal shooting of rapper PnB Rock during a robbery at a restaurant in South Los Angeles, police said.

The musician, 30, whose real name was Rakim Hasheem Allen, was shot multiple times Sept. 12 at Roscoe’s House of Chicken ’N Waffles. Police said he was having lunch with his girlfriend.

PnB Rock was approached by and argued with the shooter at the restaurant, which is about 4.5 miles from SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, law enforcement officials have said.

The shooter robbed PnB Rock, making off with multiple items, the officials said. The shooter fled in a vehicle; it is not clear whether the person was behind the wheel, they said.

A male suspect younger than 18 was arrested for murder, Los Angeles police said in a Wednesday statement. The suspect, who was not identified, was taken into custody in Lawndale, police said.

Shauntel Trone, 32, was arrested in Gardena and booked in jail for accessory to murder, police said.

In the statement on the arrests, police also identified Freddie Lee Trone as "being a person involved in the murder of Rakim Allen." Trone should be considered armed and dangerous, police said.

Police did not say what relationship, if any, Shauntel Trone has with Freddie Lee Trone.

Shauntel Trone was an inmate Thursday in the Los Angeles County jail. Her age, however, was listed as 38, jail records showed.

It was not clear if she had retained an attorney. Police Thursday declined to answer questions not addressed in their statement.

No one representing the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office was immediately reached for comment.

After the shooting, PnB Rock’s label, Atlantic Records, confirmed his death, saying in a statement on Instagram: “This news is heavy on our hearts and we are all hurting over this senseless loss.

“PnB Rock was more than an artist. To many, Rakim Allen was a great friend. He was also a wonderful father to two beautiful little girls,” the label said.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with his family during this difficult time,” it said.

This article was originally published on NBCNews.com