New Details Released In Dolla Shooting

DollaMonday afternoon (May 18), 21-year-old rapper Dolla lost his life, as the result of a shooting at the Beverly Center shopping mall in Los Angeles.

As reports came in yesterday, it was learned that a man named Aubrey Louis Berry was arrested in connection with the shooting at the LAX airport, and now, further details have emerged since.

Berry is a resident of Snellville, GA, a suburb about 25 miles Northeast of Atlanta, and is currently being held on $1 million bond for the murder of Dolla (real name: Roderick Anthony Burton II).

He was arrested at LAX, attempting to board a flight, immediately after dropping off a rental car and making his way to the terminal.

“As the officers approached the suspect, they asked him ‘Do you know why we’re here?’ ” Airport Police spokesman Sgt. Jim Holcomb told the Associated Press. “He put his [hands] up in the air and said, ‘Yes, I’ve got a gun in my waistband. Don’t shoot me.’ ”

They found a loaded 9mm semiautomatic handgun, and immediately turned the suspect over to LAPD police.

Two other suspects, a man and a woman, are being questioned as “persons of interest,” but as of press time, have not been charged. They were found at the airport with Berry and arrested before attempting to board a flight at LAX.

Authorities initially believed the shooting took place following a spontaneous argument between the two young men. However, new evidence indicates that Berry and Dolla may have known each other.

Dolla had been a resident of Atlanta since the age of five.

The rapper’s publicist Sue Vannasing has spoken to the media regarding the incident, vaguely revealing details. She says Dolla arrived at LAX to record new music for his album in Los Angeles, but before he left the airport he got into an altercation.

“They followed him to the mall because they knew he was coming,” Vannasing said

The rapper was just 21 years old, and had a bright future ahead of him. In 2007, he inked a deal with Akon’s Konvict Muzik label, and began to generate a buzz, via the mildly successful debut single, “Who The F*** Is That?” featuring T-Pain.

He had been working on his debut album, Dolla & A Dream, that was expected sometime late this year.

20 comments
  1. A damn shame. Some people can be so damn ignorant. We need to change ASAP…

  2. That’s fucked up!…tha boy was only 21yrs old & he was on his way to tha top of his class…its ashame that he lost his life over a silly argument, that could have been resolved in a more peaceful manner….rip dolla

  3. thats crazy dolla was good artist muizk was sick loved it it seems like all this for nothing over words , i could understand fight but bullets come on now

  4. Condolenses out to Dolla’s family! Today hip hop is sadden by this hateful act of violence! Can we live without offending our haters?
    God bless the dead… pay attension people to the things that are around you,and the company that you keep.

  5. naysayers chime in

    violent themed rap music is a seed of the power of suggestion. We’ve been Psychologically taking it all in subliminally, ever growing immune and desensitized to the abhorrent acts. When it’s our individual turns at bat with our individual angers, there are bits and pieces of these digested suggestions that will become utilized. Movies and now Music and the dark side of Art is mixing in with our actualities & realities.

  6. that lil coward ass punk could cold bloodedly murder an unarm kid yet when he saw the cops with real guns that shoot back he show he’s true color yellow belly ass punk “don’t shoot me” a cowards move, if you such a bad ass why didn’t you reach for your 9mm sucker I hope big black Buber is your cellly you fucking jeolous ass heater fuck you coward

  7. I read in another article that eye witnesses stated that the female was actually the one who pulled the trigger I am curious to see how this is going to pan out.

  8. Dolla had a tear drop tat on his face so who knows wut it was really about. Its sad dude last his lost but this shit happens everyday in hoods all across the US. U gotta watch u back no matter where u at. Dude could flow I head him freestyle on rap city and he went hard. Its said but dats how life is.

  9. This is just ridiculous, this dam boy was just too young why would you want to kill someone over a stupid azz argument. I hope they give that bastard the muthafuckin electric chair i wish nonthing but bad luck for that dumb ass thats someone child that he took away from them how can can people be so cold blooded.

  10. If that dude, who is from Ga., was about to board a plane after droping off the rental car. That was no simple argument. Thats some sh*t that may have followed Dolla from ATL.

  11. That’s what happen to rappers(mainstream artist) that try to be thugs. Theirs more coming to an end pretty soon.

  12. Man what this world coming into with the cold blooded killings. It’s so sad to lose someone with such good talent at age of 21. It saddens me alot cause I really like this artist I wanted to meet him in person he was on his way to stardom. Man I am so happy that they caught the suspect and he or they is going to regret what he or they done. We love you RIP and you would never be forgotton and you up there with angels. My condulence goes out to his family.

  13. that some crazy shyt… i was a big fan of Dolla… dude had mad potential.. Rip partna…

  14. GEOFFRABLE THAT COMMENT IS SO UNCOOL!!!! IF SOME1 SHOOT U ALL D MALL I GUESS U WOULD B MALL TRASH TAKEN OUT 2?!!!!!! IT TAKES A REAL PUNK ASS NIGGA 2 PULL A GUN JUST CUZ SOME1 IS TALKING SHIT AT U. HE BETTER HOPE HE CAN HOLD IS OWN CUZ HE DONT HAVE A GUN WHERE IS HEADED!!! ANOTHER HATIN ASS NIGGA THAT DONT WANT 2 SEE THE NEXT MAN MAKE IT!!!!!!!!!!

  15. LMFAO…nigga shot down at a whitey mall…guess all dem gucci’s was worth it biatch!!!!

  16. When it’s our individual turns at bat with our individual angers, there are bits and pieces of these digested suggestions that will become utilized

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