Suspect identified in PnB Rock’s fatal shooting at Roscoe’s

Los Angeles police are searching for a man they describe as “armed and dangerous” in connection with the killing of PnB Rock, who was shot two weeks ago at Roscoe’s House of Chicken & Waffles in south LA

Investigators released a photo of Freddie Lee Trone on Wednesday. Authorities say Trone was implicated in the rapper’s killing, which took place during a violent robbery at a Manchester Avenue restaurant on September 12.

Detectives opted to release Trone’s picture publicly after he evaded efforts to arrest him on Tuesday, law enforcement sources say.

The gunman who killed PnB Rock demanded jewelry and other valuables before getting into a fight with the rapper and opening fire, LAPD chief Michel Moore said.

Moore said the shooting happened shortly after the rapper was tagged online as being at the restaurant, and police are investigating whether that was what prompted the attack. Police say such social media-related crimes are rare. But Moore said he was concerned about the proliferation of guns on the streets, used by robbers who target victims for high-value jewelry.

The 30-year-old Rock, real name Rakim Allen, had been at the restaurant with his girlfriend, who posted a photo with place markers in a since-deleted Instagram post. The shooting has reignited discussion about the dangers of real-time social media use by celebrities posting about their locations and luxury goods.

The killing sparked grief and outrage from fans and community activists, who say violence at a popular restaurant is unacceptable.

“I want the community to be healthy. There needs to be a broader strategy to make it clear that taking a physical item like an expensive watch is worth no more than a life,” said Skip Townsend, a longtime Los Angeles gang interventionist.

He pointed out that the shooter could have killed as many people in the midday crowd.

“It happened while he was actually eating, and it’s really tragic,” Townsend said. “Arrests do not stop the violence. Arrests don’t close families. We need to have a long-term strategy that prevents anyone from contemplating such actions.”

https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2022-09-28/suspect-identified-in-pnb-rock-fatal-shooting-at-roscoes Suspect identified in PnB Rock’s fatal shooting at Roscoe’s

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