Rapper PnB Rock shot, killed at Roscoe’s Chicken & Waffles in South LA

PNB Rock attends Sprite ‘Thirst For Yours’ Launch Event at The Terrace at L.A. Live in 2019. The Rapper was shot and killed at Roscoe’s Chicken and Waffles in South LA Monday, Sept. 12. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for Sprite)

Rapper PnB Rock was shot and killed while dining at a well-known restaurant in South Los Angeles Monday, Sept 12.

The shooting was reported at 1:23 p.m. and Los Angeles Police Department officers were called to Roscoe’s Chicken & Waffles at 106 W. Manchester Ave., near Main Street, where the rapper was eating lunch with a female friend when a man walked up to the couple, drew a handgun and demanded PnB Rock’s jewelry, according to police.

“The suspect shot the victim multiples times, removed property and then left the location in a getaway car,” LAPD Capt. Kelly Muniz told reporters.

Witnesses said the suspect and the victim argued during the shooting, which was captured on the restaurant’s video surveillance system.

The rapper was taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead, Muniz said.

Born Rakim Hasheem Allen in Philadelphia, Pnb Rock, 30, was based in Los Angeles at the time of his death.

Police closed Manchester Avenue in the vicinity of the shooting after the shooting and searched the immediate area for evidence and the getaway car.

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