Rapper shot to death over a fight during a flight

Posted on May 19, 2009. Filed under: California, dispute - strangers |

LOS ANGELES, CA — A 23-year-old man has been detained on suspicion of murder following the shooting death of up-and-coming rap artist Dolla outside a Los Angeles shopping mall, police said Tuesday.

The Los Angeles Police Department said Aubrey Louis Berry, 23, of Georgia, had been booked for murder and was being held on one million dollars bail in connection with the death of Dolla, real name Roderick Anthony Burton II.

Atlanta-based Burton, 21, was shot in the head in broad daylight on Monday afternoon as he waited outside the Beverly Center, a busy shopping hotspot which is popular with tourists.

Burton’s publicist Sue Vannasing  told the Los Angeles Times that Burton had got into a fight with a passenger during a flight from Atlanta. “They followed him to the mall because they knew he was coming,” Vannasing told the Times.

Los Angeles Airport Police officers identified a male passenger matching the description at an airport ticketing desk who was later discovered to be armed. More on Google news

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