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LAPD names suspect in shooting death of rapper PNB Rock


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The Los Angeles Police Department has identified a suspect in the murder of rapper PNB Rock, who was shot to death on September 12 at a Los Angeles Roscoe’s Chicken & Waffles.

Police on Wednesday named Freddie Lee Trone as a suspect and are seeking the public’s help in locating him. Authorities say Trone should be considered “armed and dangerous.”

PNB Rock, born Rakim Allen, was fatally shot during a robbery attempt while dining with his girlfriend at the South LA eatery. According to police, a suspect demanded jewelry and other valuables before getting into a struggle with Allen and opening fire.

Police said they received a call about a shooting at 1:23 p.m. ET and found a male victim with gunshot wounds. He was transported to an area hospital.

Tributes from fellow artists poured in for the Philadelphia native, including one from fellow Philadelphia rapper Meek Mill

“Rip dawg you didn’t deserve that…. Every time I see one of my friends bleed out on camera or killed on camera, I feel a sick feeling I can’t even really explain…,” Meek Mill tweeted. “it puts me more and more back in survival mentality!” 

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