3 people arrested in connection with deadly shooting of PnB Rock in California

LOS ANGELES — A minor, man and a woman have been arrested in connection with the deadly shooting of rapper PnB Rock in California earlier this month.

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Update 5:25 p.m. EDT Sept. 29: The Los Angeles Police Department released a statement saying that on Thursday, the suspect, Freddie Lee Trone, was taken into custody in Las Vegas. He was booked in Las Vegas on a warrant and will be extradited back to Los Angeles.

According to KABC, Freddie was wanted in connection with the dead of rapper PnB. His 17-year-old son was also arrested. Both have been charged with one count of murder and conspiracy to commit robbery plus two counts of second-degree robbery.

Shauntel Trone was also arrested on one count of accessory after the fact. A source told KABC that she is the stepmother of the teen suspect.

According to KTLA, Shauntel and the teen were arrested on Tuesday.

Original story:

According to a news release from LAPD, two people were arrested in connection to the shooting death of Rakim Allen, also known as PnB Rock. One of them was a minor who is possibly facing a murder charge. The other person, Shautel Trone, 32, was also arrested for possible accessory to murder.

A third suspect has been identified by police, according to The Associated Press. His name is Freddie Lee Trone, 40. Police say he is possibly armed and is considered dangerous.

LAPD said on September 12, Allen was at a restaurant in south Los Angeles with his girlfriend when a suspect went inside and approached him. The suspect allegedly demanded items from Allen and his girlfriend leading up to the shooting. The suspect then fled the scene in a car that was waiting for him.

According to the AP, no one else was injured in the incident and Allen was pronounced dead at the hospital.

Investigators believe a social media post may have tipped off Allen’s killer to where he was, with the location posted and tagged, according to the AP. The post has since been deleted.

>> Rapper PnB Rock shot, killed at Los Angeles restaurant

If you see Freddie, call 911. Anyone with any information is asked to call the South Bureau Homicide Divisions Detectives Nellie Knight or Matthew Clark at 323-786-5146. To remain anonymous, you can call the Los Angeles Regional Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 or visit their website.

The investigation is ongoing and no further information has been released.

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