I read about this terrible incident yesterday but didn’t get around to posting news on it until now.
Another tragic and senseless killing. When will it all end?
Rapper Dolla, born Roderick Anthony Burton II, was shot and killed while waiting in the valet area of the Beverly Center mall in Los Angeles on Monday (May 18). He was 21.
According to the Los Angeles Times, the up-and-coming rapper, who signed to Akon’s Konvict Muzik label in 2007, had flown to Los Angeles that very morning to continue work on his oft-delayed solo debut, “A Dolla And A Dream,” which had been slated for a summer release. He went to the Beverly Center to shop, his publicist Sue Vannasing told the newspaper. After the shooting, Burton was taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center a few blocks from the mall, where he died, police said.
TMZ reports police arrested a man identified as 23-year-old Aubrey Berry at LAX after authorities issued an alert that the suspect may be headed for the airport. The airport police reportedly spotted a man who matched the description of the assailant sitting in the lobby of one of the terminals. When police approached him, Berry said he knew why they were there, raised his hands and told them he had a 9 MM gun in his waistband.
Berry has since been charged with murder and his bail has been set at $1 million.
It has been speculated that Berry and Dolla flew in on the same flight together and that they both argued on the plane over a woman.
We live in a wicked and cruel world, and I cannot believe that the idiot was planning on boarding a plane with a gun in his waistband.
Rest In Peace Roderick Anthony Burton II