Rapper Dolla Killed at Los Angeles Mall

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Rapper Dolla was the victim of a fatal shooting that occurred in Los Angeles on Monday afternoon.

The shooting took place after 3 p.m. in the valet waiting area at the Beverly Center shopping mall on La Cienega Boulevard, according to the Los Angeles Times.

An employee at a nearby Chipotle witnessed the dispute. “He saw a lady … shooting a handgun,” said Elsa Hernandez, general manager of the restaurant. “The customers were yelling, ‘Close the store, close the store, because somebody is shooting.’”

Police have arrested one “person of interest” in connection with the shooting, but were looking for a second suspect. The arrested suspect fled from the scene in a silver Mercedes SUV and was later detained at LAX airport while trying to board a flight.

The 21-year-old rapper, born Roderick Anthony Burton II, was signed to Akon’s KonLive imprint through Jive Records. He told Rap-Up about his harsh upbringing in an article that appeared in the magazine last year. He was born into death when his twin died at birth, he witnessed his father commit suicide, his sister is incarcerated, and he had been shot previously. His single, “Who the F*** Is That?” featuring T-Pain, was released in late 2007.

Dolla started updating his Twitter page today, a few hours before he was fatally wounded. “Checc my page out too, www.myspace.com/dolla,” he wrote in what would be his final entry.

UPDATE: Dolla’s publicist has confirmed his death. She said the Atlanta-based MC was shot in the head around 3:10 p.m. while he and another rapper, DJ Shabazz, waited in the valet area after shopping at the mall. A friend who was with him at the Beverly Center also confirmed his identity to the L.A. Times.



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66 Comments

  1. joey

    rip dolla. shit sucks

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  2. Rhonnique

    :( R.I.P. Dolla.

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  3. ciara_fan4life

    wow dats crazy r.i.p dolla

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  4. snoopy7

    R.I.P. Dolla. Lotta love to your family, friends, Konvict, Akon, and the hip-hop community. You will b missed.

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  5. vh1toolacademyceleb

    Wow…. crazy… he was jus in the Ciara “Never Ever” video! R.I.P. Bruh. Life is to Short.

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  6. hello

    OMG!!he was so young!!!
    R.I.P Dolla.

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  7. Lili3

    omg ,, this is so sad to hear.. i loved his music:(.. we gone miss u. RIP.. to his fam n friends ,, keep ur head up.. he is in a better place.. n i hope they still release his other songs to his album i think it was ‘dolla and a dream’ that wud mean alot to his fans

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  8. love bee

    OMG this news is shocking & sad… aww man… R.I.P

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  9. Yung Wolf

    R.I.P. Rod :s A future talent who leaves us too much early. I’ll never see “Dolla & A Dream” out :(

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  10. babybenz

    Damnnn! So sad man, R.I.P bro

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  11. you already know[gave him swag,and a duffle bag]

    WHAT?! You have got to be kidding me. Man this world is just getting crazy and crazier.

    RIP Dolla. =[

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  12. JenY

    What a sad story…
    R.I.P. Dolla.

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  13. Dillon_68

    dang, this was unexpected… I’m gonna miss you Dolla. Bad way to end a good day. :(

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  14. Catie

    That’s awful. Seriously, it’s pathetic that gun violence is still an issue.

    R.I.P. Dolla

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  15. V-Way

    is saying niggas dont know when to stop the violence. “smh” RIP Dolla!! I didnt know dude at all but I respected his music /grind and this is coming from V-Way!

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  16. ladyxskloosiv

    Yall pass the 【$1$】give ur respect

    R.I.P Dolla
    Much love to ur family and love ones

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  17. Ms.Sexi.Keke

    Man this is all to crazy I think he was very sexy and this was a bad way to lose his life but I know he will be in haven smilling down R.I.P to Dolla and I will pray for his family such bad lost.

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  18. Trevon

    DAMN MANNN LIKE WTF…PEOPLE GETTIN KILLED LEFT AND RIGHT AND HE JUST CAME OUT SO ITS LIKE DAMN….

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  19. Giselle

    Sad, sad, sad. RIP Dolla :-(

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  20. Jazmine

    RIP Dolla

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  21. Tony

    RIP, I’ll be bumpin’ “Make a Toast” for a long time.

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  22. Jay

    Man that’s sad. I pray for his fam.

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  23. `shawtaye.

    R.I.P Dolla :(

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  24. Hajar

    R.I.P dolla , he died at 21 yrs old!!!! damn life is too short nd deez gangz need 2 respect otherz ! :(:(

    god bless him

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  25. Mz. Kocku

    DAMN…I’m 21 in 4 weeks so this shits crazy. And I rap. It’s scary to think that someone feels they could just take your life. Rod’s life wasn’t anyone’s to take but God’s. You will be missed, Dolla.

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  26. Respect ur Life

    I’m so disgusted with violence. We need to stop killing each other. This man didn’t get to live half of his life. God bless u Dolla.

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  29. nakia

    dam…R.I.P. Dolla.

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  30. Yung Fantasy

    Ayy dis dude wuz talented…..dayum R.I.P. dude!

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  31. diane

    He was so young :(

    RIP

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  32. RIHANNA 4 LYF

    R.I.P

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  33. PRINCESS_JUJU

    damn man this is crazy at times like this it feels like they punch the wrong clock REST IN PARADISE DOLLA$

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  34. AntiThug

    Another young man dead because of poor lifestyle choices. Thug life = thug death.

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  35. KoBeFan

    So so scary and sad to hear this… Bless his heart and soul…. I hope they catch the other person… R.I.P. :(

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  36. patrick oneil moore

    rest in peace i will always v u AND i miss real bad rest in peace

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  37. Richi Rich

    Its a sad story, but that’s the way he lived! Live that lifestyle it catches up to you eventually. Potential wasted!

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  38. tarshey nicole armstead

    R.I.P. Dolla We Will Miss You……

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  39. drtash

    WOW….Reading a bit on his life is kinda like. whoa…never heard of him though (but that’s because he’s not as well known here in the UK and I’m not that interested in hiphop anymore) but he must’ve had a rough life, but at the same time, I wish hiphop would stop promoting this thug, violent, lifestyle cause it’s killing our youth. Like it or not many look up to them (sounds stupid but it’s true) so lead by example. His death is just another example of why this lifestyle shouldn’t be heavily promoted as it is in the media. Hell I’m 22 so this is shocking enough for me….man oh man oh man.SMH.

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  40. Onnie

    Its crazy how someone feels as if they’re superior to another to take someone elses life. He was just becoming a legal adult and starting his life. How selfish and pernicious to take someones life. Come on now this stuff has to stop it pathetic and heartbreaking. Destruction cant always be the answer to anger. We pacify our pride and obstinateness by walking away not taking a life we didnt make. R.I.P. Roderick hope your soul rest in peace… look down on us!!!

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  41. gabby ceja

    You Will Be Missed Baby-Boy!!!! R.I.P

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  42. Jamal

    R.I.P. dolla :(

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  43. KILLA-D

    I CRIED WHEN I HURD DIS SHIT…….CUZ I MET FAM IN ALANTA REAL DOWN 2 EARTH KAT MAN……..REALEST RAP NIGGA I KNO…….SHIT FUCKED UP…..I WAZ IN DA PROCESS OF HOOKIN UP ON A TRACK WIT FAM……..THIS HAS 2 BE A DREAM……

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  44. taysmeeth

    RIP Dolla. Young man with soo much potential, what a shame. I few of my friends had the opportunity to work with Dolla. They say he was one of the coolest, nicest, most honest people.. He will be missed..

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  45. mika

    OMG i cnt believe this happened y would someone want to do that to him. R.I.P Dolla u will be missed greatly. i give my condolences to his family. This is so fucked up
    i hope they catch the person or persons who did this.

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  46. Jasmine

    check out this song he wrote right before he died,, called georgia nights,, its crazyy like he predicted his life..

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  47. jasmine

    buhh Rest Easyy,, ull be missed like crazyy :(

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  48. susie an yobana

    R.I.P Dolla u will be missed by alot of your fanz we all miss you,your gona be in our hearts 4ever you were a great singer

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  49. Tearia

    R.i.P dolla dAT WAS CRUEL HOW DEY DID U

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  50. de'ja

    wow! i cant belive it but im gonna have to but its say i liked him alot..only 21 yrs old yrs

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  51. Taraz Smith

    I can’t get this young man out of my mind. He did the best he could in his short life to be the best he could. How dare this man or who ever is behind his death, How dare they still everything he worked for is his little life. Lets not let his life and his death be in vain!!!! Please do random acts of kindness to young black men!!! Tell them how God loves them and how they bless this world. This young man will be missed in this world. The man who took his life didnot think so!!!! I pray that he gets the maxium sentence double life sentences so that he can drown in his sorrow once he realize that he killed his brother our brother or son!!!! he belongs to ALL of us!!!! God please let this man pay for this crime although it won’t bring this baby back to us. I am not a fan of rap music as I am 50 years old, but I respect the artist and the tool they use to over come their circustances. You have to use what is given to you in life. It seems this young man struggled all his life to live a better life. He used what he had his life experiences and his voice and his words. He didn’t use a weapon he used his words. How dare you Mr. Berry!!!! Killing your brother. Come on All you young and old Black men, STOP killing up your race!!! Stop letting the enemy whether it be the devil or someother man kind, STOP let ting him use you to annullate yourselves!!!! Start loving each other and supporting each orther STIP Hatting!!!!! Little Roderick Anthony Burton is in a much better place I know, but he will be missed by those who knew him and those who have come to know him throgh this tragedy!!!! May God comfort and give peace to his precious mother and family!!!

    Love
    A Mother’s Heart

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  52. lil wody

    r.i.p dolla

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  53. plies

    this yo lil one plies man r.i.p dolla

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  54. devon

    r.i.p dolla

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  55. j reaves

    its sad to here yung dolla gone he was going sale people just broke and they hating rip dolla $$$

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  56. Youngking 210 Tx

    Wow Yo dis Dude would have changed Hip-hop if he wouldn’t have been shot. I feel sorry for his mother and fam i hope they can make it through this big situtation and that the person should treated the same way dolla got he should get it to.

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  57. ke_bu

    R.I.P Dolla, always and forever rememberd.

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  58. nina

    aubrey berry is aliar

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  59. nina

    aubrey berry will never be at peace

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  60. nina

    what dummy would say thugged life means thugged death dummy we all have an appointment to die maybe it should be dumb life means dumb death just saying we all have an appointment to die do not judge that is why you are judged everybody wants to judge rappers maybe we should judge college ignorance

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  61. nina

    dolla was not no thug to me if you killsomeone you are crazy if you look in aubrey berrys eyes he looks insane iam serious and aubrey my dear you like every one else has an appointment to die to what are you going to do then say i am scared and kill yourself

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  62. nina

    nobody is perfect so antithug what are you going to do when your appointment to die is here wish you are a thug i no i am being stupid but we all have to face death so antithug stop judging because thug life does

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  63. nina

    dolla was not a thug . college people are not good what dummy made that up.

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  64. nina

    what dummy said aubrey was good there is no such thing is a good person we all done wrong and we all have an appointment to die. plain and simple

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  65. nina

    i am waiting for dollas mother to take him back to court because aubrey berry belongs in jail

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