2 Additional Suspects Charged In Connection With PnB Rock’s Murder
There are now four suspects in the rapper's 2022 shooting death in Los Angeles.
Two additional suspects have been arrested in connection with the September 2022 murder of Philadelphia rapper PnB Rock at Roscoe’s House of Chicken & Waffles in South Los Angeles.
According to The Los Angeles Times, Trenton Jones, who was charged with two counts of robbery and conspiracy to rob the rapper, and Wynisha Evans, were charged with being an accessory. They were indicted in September.
Jones and Evans pleaded not guilty and were arraigned at the Compton Courthouse, according to Venusse Dunn, a spokesperson for the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office. The charges were initially filed as a separate case when police officers arrested them in May in connection to PnB Rock’s killing.
In the latest court filing, prosecutors claimed that Jones helped two suspects, Freddie Lee Trone and his teenage son. Jones met with Trone at a parking lot near the eatery and talked for several minutes before giving Trone what prosecutors believe was a firearm. Trone then left in a car and returned to drop off his son, who was wearing a ski mask and armed with a gun.
Jones allegedly stayed behind but eventually left a nearby parking lot as Trone’s son entered Roscoe’s.
Evans was accused of leaving the scene of the killing with Trone after PnB Rock was shot. After finding out that Trone was a suspect in the shooting, she reached out to Trone and allegedly rented a car and drove him from L.A. to Nevada “for safety,” based on the document filed.
Jones is currently incarcerated at Men’s Central Jail in downtown Los Angeles while being held on $1 million bail, according to county jail records. Evans was released on her own recognizance. Based on Los Angeles’ new zero bail policy, she was released because it fell within the non-violent charge.
Both Jones and Evans, as well as Trone, are scheduled for another hearing in December.
On September 12, 2022, PnB Rock, nee Rakim Hasheem Allen, was allegedly involved in a verbal altercation with the killer as he entered the eatery. The suspect shot the rapper, who was eating with his girlfriend, grabbed some personal items, and left the scene in a getaway car.
PnB, 30, died in the hospital.