PnB Rock Shot and Killed During Robbery at Roscoe’s Chicken ‘N Waffles in Los Angeles

PnB Rock Shot and Killed During Robbery at Roscoe’s Chicken ‘N Waffles in Los Angeles

Philadelphia rapper PnB Rock was shot dead during a robbery at a famous eatery in Los Angeles on Monday.

According to CBS Los Angeles, PnB Rock was dining with his girlfriend when he was fatally shot as they sat at Roscoe’s Chicken ‘n Waffles in South Los Angeles. Police officers were called to the restaurant after receiving a phone call about a possible robbery at the well-known restaurant located on West Manchester Avenue at around 1:20 p.m. When they arrived, they discovered the Hip-Hop artist with several gunshot wounds.

Rakim Hasheem Allen, the rapper’s real name was taken to the hospital after the incident where officials later pronounced him dead. The 30-year-old rapper leaves behind his two daughters.

PnB was allegedly involved in a verbal altercation with the killer as he came inside the eatery while the Hip Hop artist was already sitting down eating with his girl. The suspect, who has not been captured nor identified, shot him, grabbed some personal items, and left the scene in a getaway car.

“As they were eating, at least one suspect approached them with a firearm and demanded the victim’s property,” Los Angeles Police Department Captain Kelly Muniz stated. “There was some sort of verbal exchange at this point, we were not able to get audio in the investigation. Then, the suspect shot the victim several times. The victim then fell to the ground and the suspect removed some items from the victim.”

On Roscoe’s Chicken ‘n Waffles Instagram account, the eatery left a message pertaining to the incident, expressing condolences to his family.

“We are deeply saddened by the death of Rakim Hasheem Allen, (also known as PnB Rock), an incredible artist in Los Angeles and everywhere. His passing represents an enormous loss to each and every one of us.
Our most heartfelt condolences, thoughts, and prayers go to the Allen family at this difficult time. The safety of our employees and guests are our utmost priority. We have and will continue to keep our place of business as safe as possible.”

Amid reports from various media outlets that his girlfriend tagged him in a social media post and that’s how info got out about his presence there, many people started blaming her for his death. According to 6 Action News, Muniz reacted to the rumors that his girlfriend’s post was the reason he was targeted. “We always are gonna look into the social media,” but he did also state that police couldn’t “verify” that.

KTLA reported that PnB Rock did a recent interview with DJ Akademiks mentioning how rappers are targets for robberies and he had never been robbed before. The discussion took place on September 2.

“I never got robbed. Never in my life. I ain’t gon’ say never because I don’t like saying never… I’m not superstitious or nothing like that… but I haven’t been robbed,” he told Akademiks.

He knew how dangerous those situations were and told Akademiks that he avoided public places where he can become a target for thieves.

“I’m not going to put myself in those situations because I know what happens in those situations.”

The Philadelphia artist just released his latest single, Luv Me Again on September 2.

PnB Rock started his Hip Hop career in 2014. He has released two albums, an EP, and five mixtapes. He has a certified platinum-selling record, Selfish which went on to sell 3 million units.

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