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Rapper PnB Rock shot dead during robbery at LA Roscoe’s Chicken & Waffles restaurant

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Rapper PnB Rock shot dead during robbery at LA Roscoe’s Chicken & Waffles restaurant

  • Rapper, 30, was fatally shot on Monday during a restaurant robbery
  • Eatery is in South Los Angeles on Main Street and Manchester Avenue
  • According to a police source, he was targeted by jewelry he was wearing at the time
  • Artist, whose real name is Rakim Allen, collaborated with Ed Sheeran, Meek Mill and Chance the Rapper
  • Offset was among those who paid memorials to the artist through social media

PnB Rock was shot and killed Monday during a robbery of a Roscoe’s Chicken & Waffles in south Los Angeles, police said.

The Los Angles Police Department, Capt. Kelly Muniz, told the Los Angeles Times that around 1 p.m. Monday there was a shooting at the eatery – which is located on Main Street and Manchester Avenue. Muniz has not confirmed the victim’s name.

The 30-year-old rapper, whose real name is Rakim Allen, was geo-tagged by his girlfriend in a social media post, which was subsequently removed from Instagram.

Latest: PnB Rock, 30, was shot dead Monday during a robbery of a Roscoe’s Chicken & Waffles in South Los Angeles, police said

A suspect in the incident drew a firearm and ordered PnB Rock to hand over items, Muniz said, adding that the suspect “shot the victim and ran out the side door to a getaway car, then fled the parking lot.”

Insiders told the paper that the musical artist was specifically targeted because he was wearing jewelry at the time.

The shooting victim was taken to a nearby hospital and pronounced dead at 1:59 p.m., Muniz told the outlet.

Police sources at the LAPD said investigators were examining security footage from the establishment and nearby businesses in an effort to identify the suspect in the deadly shooting, and whether they would leave the crime scene on foot or in a vehicle.

The musical artist was seen on stage in Anaheim, California in August 2019

The musical artist was seen on stage in Anaheim, California in August 2019

The artist was on display in November 2019 in LA

The artist was on display in November 2019 in LA

Rock first came on the scene with the 2015 song Fleek and then went on to work with artists such as Ed Sheeran, Meek Mill, YFN Lucci and Chance the Rapper.

He had commercial success with the single Selfish, which reached number 51 on the Billboard Hot 100 in November 2016.

Last September 2, he released his most recent single Luv Me Again.

A number of famous names took to Twitter to mourn Monday’s tragic death.

Offset wrote: ‘Pray for pnb rock… the man has family and children, God be with the man’, while Juice Wayne said: ‘PnB Rock really died because of the greed of bummy a** n***** . Awful. Rest in peace for the fallen.

Another user wrote: ‘PNB Rock’s life is worth a lot more than money and ice cream. we’ll never learn.’

Offset was among those who paid tribute to the late rapper on Monday

Offset was among those who paid tribute to the late rapper on Monday

A number of people took to social media to mourn his passing

A number of people took to social media to mourn his passing

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