Los Angeles Police Chief Michael Moore said Tuesday that rapper BNP rock was shot dead during a robbery in Los Angeles on Monday.
Police responded to a possible burglary at the Roscoe House of Chicken in Waffles on West Manchester Avenue at 1:15 p.m. by finding a victim with multiple gunshot wounds, LAPD Cpt. Kelly Muniz said during a news conference Monday evening.
Moore confirmed that the victim was identified as Rakim Allen, also known as BNP Rock, during a meeting Tuesday with the Los Angeles Board of Police Commissioners.
“Just yesterday there was a high-profile murder that took place at a local restaurant in the southeast with the participation of a music artist by the name of PnB Rock,” Moore said.
“It seems that Mr. Rakim Allen was there with his girlfriend or a friend and they are there enjoying a simple meal, [Allen] He was brutally attacked by someone who we believe, apparently, came to the site after posting on social media the artist and the woman accompanying him. ”
Moore said a photo of the couple’s meal was posted on Instagram, tagging the site. He said that a black man attacked the rapper in the restaurant, and demanded his property. Moore said PnB Rock “had a large amount of jewelry and other valuables.”
After a verbal exchange, the suspect shot the victim multiple times and fled in a getaway car in an unknown direction, according to Muniz. The victim was taken to a local hospital and died at 1:59 p.m., according to Muniz. She said no one is in custody, and there is not much information about the suspect at this point.
“Mr. PnB Rock was shot and killed and lost his life there, simply because of his jewelry and valuables,” Moore said. “Our investigation is ongoing. There have been a large number of cameras and investigative leads that we will be pursuing to resolve this case.”
The famous Los Angeles restaurant offered its condolences to the rapper in Her Facebook page.
“His death represents a great loss for each of us,” the post read. “Our deepest condolences, thoughts and prayers go out to the Allen family at this difficult time. The safety of our employees and guests is our top priority. We have and will continue to keep our workplace as safe as possible.”
The news of PnB Rock’s death sent shockwaves through the hip-hop community.
“It was a pleasure working with him. My condolences to his mother and family. It makes me sick Jesus, Rapper Nicki Minaj tweeted.
She also urged the hip-hop community In the thread of tweets To search for young and up-and-coming artists who may have a target on their back, especially after death in recent years due to other works such as Young DolphAnd the bob smoke And the Nipsey Hustle.
“Pray for pnb rock… The man has the family and the children God forbid is with the man!!” Rapper chirp compensation.
Academia DJ chirp On Monday, he just gave an interview to PnB Rock one week ago.
“This PNB Rock situation is insane.. I just did an interview with him a week ago where he detailed how someone tried to rob him in Los Angeles recently while out with his girlfriend and daughter. Now.. this.. name it. Pray for PNB Rock.”
Even New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy had an opinion on the rapper’s death.
“Sad on the passing of rapper BNP Rock, who passed away earlier today due to a senseless act of using a gun,” the governor wrote on Twitter. “PnB Rock has been a star in the industry. We send our condolences to his friends and family during this time.”
PnB Rock created a huge following at the end of 2010 with two albums between 2017 and 2019 – “Catch These Vibes” and “TrapStar Turnt PopStar”. Between 2016 and 2019, PnB Rock had eight songs The Billboard Hot 100Four of them in 2019.
The Philadelphia rapper appeared in songs like “Everyday We Lit” with rapper YFN Lucci in 2017, “Dangerous” with rapper Meek Mill and singer Jeremih in 2018. “Everyday We Lit” reached number 33 on the Billboard Hot 100 and “Dangerous” peaked at 31.
In 2019, he also collaborated with singer Layton Greene, rapper Lil Baby and City Girls on “Leave Em Alone”, as well as with Chance the Rapper and Ed Sheeran on “Cross Me”.
His last song “Luv Me Again” was released on September 2.