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Alleged Dolla shooter identified

Police today identified the man who allegedly shot and killed Atlanta rapper Dolla at the Beverly Center as Aubrey Louis Berry, 23, of Georgia.

Berry was arrested on suspicion of murder Monday afternoon at Los Angeles International Airport as he attempted to board a plane, said officials with the Los Angeles Police Department. He is accused of killing up-and-coming rap artist Roderick Anthony Burton II, 21, known as Dolla, who died Monday at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

Berry was being held on $1-million bail. He was identified as one of two suspects who allegedly fled from the mall in a silver Mercedes-Benz SUV after the 3 p.m. shooting at the La Cienega Boulevard entrance of the Westside shopping center.

Photos Burton was shot in the head as he and another rapper, D.J. Shabbazz, waited in the valet parking area, according to his publicist, Sue Vannasing. She said Burton had been involved in an altercation with other passengers on a flight from Atlanta to Los Angeles, but it was unclear if that was related to the shooting.

LAPD officers were called to the mall on a report of a group fight, possibly involving a knife. Authorities said two suspects were seen fleeing before officers arrived.

-- Ruben Vives

 
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Oh! and before you say it...Typo for single not signle

Will,

You are a lame ass douche bag. Someone died and you worry about your beloved Beverly Center? Invaded by people who live no where near the area huh?

Just because there is color at Beverly Center here and there doesn't make it ghetto. I know your small brain may interpret it that way, but surely, you can dig deep down and put together enough logic to go against your natural reaction when you see a skin color unlike your own.

Live like a thug, die like a thug.

I don't care if thugs kill each other. I don't want law enforcement professionals to risk their lives attempting to protect thugs and rappers.

I just hope the thugs stay in their own neighborhoods!! And away from mine.

WHO CARES. Live like a uneducated gansta and you deserve to die. One more piece of garbage society doesn't need.

Upon reading the comments on this page, I find it quite offensive to keep reading the word "ghetto". There was a black man that killed another black man, PERIOD!!! Being a rapper doesn't make your life indispensible, how ignorant of those who said that. Every life is precious. It is this ignorance that causes this kind of violence. It not a "qhetto" thing...it's a mindset that has been here long before black people starting killing each other. Does anyone remember how the white man aquired this country...Grow up!! People and start praying for a dying world.

Jus know thugs or rappers dont die for a reason and jus because u live a thug life doesnt mean anythang Sharon

ITS VERY SAD TO HEAR HOW IGNORANT AND RACIST PEOPLE STILL ARE ! TO THAT GUY "H"! JUST BECAUSE HE EXPRESSED HIS MUSIC THROUGH RAP DID NOT MAKE HIM AN " UNEDUCATED GANGSTA " HE WAS ONLY 21 AND HAD BEGUN TO LIVE A LIFE BUILT OFF OF HIS HARD WORK AND DETERMINATION TO BE SOMEBODY! HE ALSO WAS A MODEL AND HIS LYRICS DID NOT CONSIST OF BITCHES, HOES, GUNS NOR VIOLENCE! WITH COMMENTS LIKE YOURS, YOUR ACTUALLY ONE MORE PIECE OF GARBAGE SOCIETY DOESN'T NEED! HOW DARE YOU INSULT A PERSON AND DOWNGRADE THEM WITHOUT KNOWING ANY HISTORY ABOUT THEM OR ANY FACTS OR DETAILS REGARDING THEIR LIFE OR SITUATION THAT ENDED THEIR LIFE ! I'M SADDEND THAT MY CHILD HAS TO GROW UP IN A WORLD /SOCIETY THAT IS CONSTANTLY JUDGING PEOPLE BY THEIR RACE OR THE MUSIC THEY LISTEN TO OR EVEN JUST BY THE WAY THEY DRESS. THERE'S ENOUGH PROBLEMS IN THE WORLD WITHOUT PEOPLE ADDING TO THEM BECAUSE OF THEIR OWN IGNORANCE...GOD BLESS YOU AND MAY HE PUT SOME LOVE INTO YOUR HEART AND SEND SOMEONE TO LOVE YOU AS WELL...

uh, mr. jeff, where did i get he was trying to board a plane? uh, may it was when i read this

"Berry was arrested on suspicion of murder Monday afternoon at Los Angeles International Airport as he attempted to board a plane"

As he attempted to board a plane tells me he was at the gate, no?

Ok seriously? Just because he's black and a rapper doesn't make him gang related or ghetto.

I saw someone put a comment "i don't care if rappers and gangsters kill each other"

For the record, rappers are singers, entertainers.. Catch my drift? " OH NO THERE ARE COLORED PEOPLE AT OUR BEVERLY CENTER !" Give me a break, last i heard a white guy killed his whole family and buried them under his house. that takes the cake. I'm not being racist i'm just trying to show that every race commits crimes.

sad thing. young hustler, one love homie. RIP Dolla bill

Na man! Most rappers aren't ganster or ghetto at all, they're just posers makin' some phat bread. They're harmless! Good people with fly syle!

r.i.p. brotha

Just relax, everyone. Let's find out WHY this Dolla dude was shot in the first place, THEN, we make judgments. It appears the suspect flew all the way out here to kill him in the first place. What's the motive?

I agree this is a very sad tragedy, especially for a young upcoming rapper who is trying to excell. What is unclear is the motive and correct me in case I'm wrong but apparently this guy lived in Atlanta also ( Killer ) and may have been on the same fight to LA and I'm guessing the car was a rental??? He was at LAX about to leave for Atlanta. This was an on-going dispute perhaps!! His ass should not see the light of day. I work in Corrections and it's very sad how young blacks are killing each other....THE DAMN PRISONS ARE ALREADY OVERCROWDED"

Hi, I'm white and right. People who act bad will die bad. Because me and my friends listen to Barbara's music and not that nasty rapper stuff, were going to live good. We set an example for everybody to follow, cause were white and right. So as the black people say holla. I don't need to understand another race, because I'm here to protect and serve my own. NO COMPTON in BEVERLY HILLS or else were going to protest all black rappers. Forever and ever until I die with my friends who agree with me.

Impulsive Reaction

I have warned several family members and friends to, “Do not go out hastily to strive, lest you know not what to do in the end thereof.” Most arguments are started impulsively; few are carefully thought out beforehand. My heart goes out to Roderick Anthony Burton II family, friends and fans due to some kind of argument or conflict that started on impulse and the outcome is a lost for all of us. Impulse has a much greater likelihood of hurting all of us in the end, rather than helping us achieve our dreams. Here is Jonathan Keese prescription, “Don’t do it. Stop and think about alternative course of action.

hey wasnt "p.diddy" also in "biggys" life when he too was gunned down out here

I love to listen to the music but let's face it: the larger hip-hop culture -- which also promotes conspicuous consumption, gangsterism and misogyny -- is deeply, deeply anti-social and, at heart, a negative force. In large measure it's the anti-culture.

But more importantly, could "you people," whatever your genetic makeup, learn some manners, please? PLEASE DON'T TYPE IN ALL CAPS!

Wow this whole thing is so sad.....He was so young and talented this didn't have to happen like that......Many prayers to the family.....RIP Dolla

First of all yall should show some respect. 50 Cent is Dolla's half brotha. Second of all white kids are shooting up schools everyday, while black crime is invariably rare and always gets besploded by the white media. DO YOUR RESEARCH. 2008 STATS: CEO CRIMES BY WHITE MEN: 740,000 in the US ALONE. Lest we forget Europe where the HATE began. Ghetto crimes by Blacks: 742 across the board. Source: FBI

WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH YOU PEOPLE. WHY DOES IT HAVE TO BE A COLOR ISSUE???? I HAPPEN TO BE WHITE AND AMERICAN INDIAN BUT ABOVE ALL ELSE IM A RED BLOODED AMERICAN. THERE ARE WHITE PEOPLE AND BLACK PEOPLE KILLING WHATEVER COLOR THEY WANT. THE POINT IS THERE ARE RED BLOODED AMERICANS KILLING RED BLOODED AMERICANS, I DONT CARE IF THERE FROM THE HOOD, THE NORTH SIDE, SOUTHSIDE OR AROUND THE CORNER. FACTS ARE FACTS REGARDLESS OF COLOR, SICK DEMENTED CRAZY "PEOPLE" ARE KILLING OTHER HUMAN BEINGS.
GROW THE HELL UP AND TAKE A STAND ON THOSE SICK CRAZY PEOPLE OUT THERE OF EVERY COLOR KILLING OUR AMERICAN BROTHERS AND SISTERS!!!!

TO THE FAMILY MY HEART AND PRAYERS GOES OUT TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY GOD IS ABLE TO TAKE YOU THROUGH THIS SENSELESS TRAGEDY. MAY BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. FROM MR. MRS. MOTT SHELTON FROM ATLANTA GA.

Jerry H,

How ignorant you are to speak the way you do, not to mention the way you write. "Were white and right". Wrong, the correct grammar would be ; we're right or we are right. This just makes your ignorance all the more sad because you are not only ignorant but evidently uneducated. A very dangerous combinatioin.

ITS SUCH A SHAME THAT A YOUNG MAN IS KILLED AND ALL PEOPLE CAN THINK ABOUT IS THE COLOR OF HIS SKIN. CRIME HAPPENS ANYWHERE! IT DOES NOT MATTER WHERE YOU ARE. FORH TOSE WHO CHOOSE TO SAY THE THUGS NEED NOT COME TO YUOR NEIGHBORHOOD GET A LIFE AND IMAGINE IF YOU WERE THE FAMILY THAT IS MOURNING THIS YOUNG MAN. TIMES AE CHANGING AND YOU WOULD THINK RACISM WOULD TO. STOP THE HATE AND LET HIM REST IN PEACE! RIP DOLLA YOU WILL BE MISSED!

I LOVE U DOLLA I HOPE U RESTING IN PEACE.MAN I HATE THAT THIS HAD TO HAPPEN TO U ..YO MUSIC WUZ DOPE...ON DA REAL I GONNA MISS YA..BUT AS YOU SAID "THEY SAY THE GOOD DIE YOUNG,I MUST BE ON MY WAY AND TODAY IS MY DAY IMA DIE LIKE A MAN WITH A SMILE ON MY FACE KNOWING I NEVER RAN-DOLLA...U PROBALY KNEW YA TIME WUZ NEAR..ANYWAYZ U BE MISS AND PRAYED BY MANY..ESPEACIALLY ME-ONE OF YA MANY FANS,,R.I.P

I think its very dissapointing what Jerry H quoted "where white and right" thats some ignorant statement. I went to Beverly Hills and i think its just another city with buildings and stores.Who cares. Why are you so racist. Face it this country will always be made up of different colors. People like you are not open minded to 2009. Just because a man was killed in beverly hills despite his age, race,color, living status does not mean you have to protest. He was a human just like all of us. Its people like you who are snobby and think that you are just what is the best in your society but needless to say you are wrong.You are not the best you think you are but you are not skin color does not change anything or where you stand in society. -Michelle
p.s. RIP to the man who passed away.May he RIP.

 
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