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Father and son charged in PnB Rock’s murder

Freddie Lee Trone and his 17-year-old son face murder and assorted robbery charges. Shauntel Trone, Freddie Lee’s wife, will be charged as an accessory after the fact to the murder.

September 29, 2022
Father and son charged in PnB Rock’s murder PnB Rock. Photo by Paras Griffin.  

Freddie Lee Trone and his 17-year-old son are being charged in the murder of Philadelphia rapper and singer PnB Rock a.k.a. Rakim Allen, Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascón announced on Thursday. The teenager was arrested on Wednesday along with his stepmother Shauntel Trone. Freddie Lee Trone has not yet been arrested and remains at large.

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Freddie Lee Trone and his son are both charged with one count each of murder and conspiracy to commit robbery and two counts of second-degree robbery. Shauntal Trone is charged in the murder with one count of accessory after the fact.

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“The murder of Mr. Allen dimmed a bright light in the lives of his fans, friends & most importantly his family," Gascón wrote in a statement on Thursday. "The accused individuals’ alleged actions in this case were heartless and cruel and robbed the world of Mr. Allen’s talents. I thank the investigators who presented the case to my office. As we do every single day, we will work diligently to make sure that those responsible for taking the life of an innocent victim are held accountable.”

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PnB Rock was shot and killed on September 12 in a Roscoe's Chicken & Waffles in Los Angeles. He was eating a meal with his girlfriend when two individuals shot him and made off with some of his jewelry. Tributes poured in from across the music world as news of his passing broke.

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Father and son charged in PnB Rock’s murder