Rapper PnB Rock was fatally shot throughout a theft in Los Angeles Monday, Los Angeles Police Department Chief Michel Moore stated Tuesday.

Police responded to an attainable theft at Roscoe’s House of Chicken ‘N Waffles on West Manchester Avenue at 1:15 p.m., the place they discovered a sufferer with several gunshot wounds, LAPD Cpt. Kelly Muniz stated throughout an information convention Monday night.

Moore confirmed the sufferer was recognized as Rakim Allen, also called PnB Rock, throughout a Tuesday assembly with the Los Angeles Board of Police Commissioners.

“Just yesterday was a high-profile homicide that occurred in a southeast space native restaurant involving a music artist by the identity of PnB Rock,” Moore stated.

“A Mr Rakim Allen was there together with his girlfriend or a buddy of his and as they’re there having fun with an easy meal, [Allen] was brutally attacked by a person who we imagine… got here to the placement after a social media posting of the artist and the lady accompanying him.”

Moore stated an image of the pair’s meal had been posted on Instagram, with the placement tagged. He stated a Black man attacked the rapper at the restaurant, demanding his property. PnB Rock “had an in-depth quantity of bijou and different valuables,” Moore stated.

After a verbal trade, the suspect shot the sufferer on several occasions and fled in a getaway automotive in an unknown route, by Muniz. The sufferer was transported to an area hospital and died at 1:59 p.m., by Muniz. She stated nobody is in custody, and there may be little or no info on the suspect at this level.

“Mr PnB Rock was shot and killed and misplaced his life there, merely over the jewellery and valuables that he had on his individual,” Moore stated. “Our investigation continues. There was an in-depth quantity of cameras and investigative leads that we are going to observe to resolve this case.”

The iconic Los Angeles restaurant posted condolences to the rapper on its Facebook page.

“His passing represents an unlimited loss to each one in every one of us,” the publish learn. “Our most heartfelt condolences, ideas, and prayers go to the Allen household at this tough time. The security of our staff and visitors is our utmost precedence. We have and can proceed to maintain our workplace as protected as attainable.”

News of PnB Rock’s dying despatched shockwaves all through the hip-hop group.

“He was such a pleasure to w ork with. Condolences to his mother & household. This makes me feel so sick. Jesus,” rapper Nicki Minaj tweeted.


She additionally urged the hip-hop group in a series of tweets to look out for younger and upcoming artists who could have a goal on their again, particularly after the deaths in latest years of different acts like Young Dolph, Pop Smoke and Nipsey Hussle.

“Pray for pnb rock … the person bought household and children smh God be with the person!!” rapper Offset tweeted.

DJ Akademiks tweeted Monday that he had simply interviewed PnB Rock one week in the past.

“This PNB Rock state of affairs is loopy. I simply interviewed him every week in the past place he detailed how somebody tried to rob him in LA just lately whereas he was out together with his girlfriend and daughter. Now.. this.. smh. Pray for PNB Rock.”

Even New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy weighed in on the rapper’s death.

“Saddened by the passing of rapper PnB Rock, who died earlier at the moment on account of a mindless act of gun violence,” the governor tweeted. “PnB Rock was a star in the trade. Sending our condolences to his family and friends throughout this time.”

PnB Rock made waves at the tip 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 Hot 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 Hot 100 and “Dangerous” peaked at 31.

In 2019, he additionally collaborated with singer Layton Greene and rappers Lil Baby and the City Girls on “Leave Em Alone,” in addition to with Chance the Rapper and Ed Sheeran on “Cross Me.”

His newest tune, “Luv Me Again,” was launched on September 2.