PnB Rock killed: Instagram post may have led to killing, says LAPD chief

The gunman who killed rapper PnB Rock in Los Angeles during a robbery may have been led to the location through an Instagram post, Los Angeles Police Chief Michel Moore said on Tuesday (September 13).

Moore said the attack happened shortly after the rapper was tagged online as being at Roscoe’s House of Chicken & Waffles in south Los Angeles. The police are investigating whether this was the trigger for the attack.

The 30-year-old Philadelphia rapper – real name Rakim Allen – was at the restaurant Monday (September 12) with his girlfriend, who posted a photo tagged with a location in a since-deleted post on Instagram.

Per the Los Angeles Times, Moore told Rock, “was with his family – his girlfriend or some kind of friend of his – and when they’re there they enjoy a simple meal, [he] was brutally attacked by a person who apparently [came] to the location after a social media post.”

Los Angeles Police Captain Kelly Muniz said a suspect brandished a firearm at the restaurant and demanded jewelry and other valuables from the victim. He then shot Rock and ran through a side door to a getaway car. The victim was taken to the hospital and pronounced dead at 1:59 p.m

Rock’s 2015 single “Fleek” went viral on Vine and catapulted him into the spotlight.

He has collaborated with artists such as Ed Sheeran and Chance the Rapper (“Cross Me”), XXXTentacion and Trippie Redd (“Bad Vibes Forever”) and Fetty Wap on the 2016 mixtape Money, Hacks & Flows.

Rock is best known for his 2016 single “Selfish,” which peaked at #51 on the Billboard Hot 100.

His latest song “Luv Me Again” was released earlier this month.

The rapper leaves behind two children, including a two-year-old daughter.

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JOE HERNANDEZ

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