Roderick Anthony Burton II, known by the stage name Dolla, was shot and killed Monday night in the valet area at the Beverly Center mall in Los Angeles. Dolla was 21.
LAPD has not released any details on official suspects or motives. They have, however, questioning a woman they detained at the scene and have arrested a man who fled in a silver Mercedes SUV. That man, 23-year-old Aubrey Berry, was arrested at LAX when airport police recognized him from the description.
Dolla had been putting the finishing touches on his debut album, A Dolla and a Dream, which was scheduled to be released this summer. His first single, “Who the Fuck is That”, reached No. 42 on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip Hop Songs chart early last year. Dolla was signed to Akon’s Konvikt Muzik label.
Posted by Mike Denslow at May 19, 2009 09:06 PM