Rapper Dolla Shot In Los Angeles
May 19, 2009 at 6:05 AM (PT)
A 21-year-old up-and-coming rapper was fatally shot MONDAY afternoon at a popular mall in LOS ANGELES, reports CNN. "DOLLA, whose real name is RODERICK ANTHONY BURTON II, was shot in the head about 3:10p at the BEVERLY CENTER, his publicist said. Police later detained a person at the LOS ANGELES INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, said city police spokeswoman KAREN RAYNAR.
"Further details were not immediately available about the shooting.
"DOLLA, who was based in ATLANTA, was in LOS ANGELES recording his debut album. He caught the attention of AKON when the then-12-year-old DOLLA was performing with friends at showcases around ATLANTA.
"Funeral services, which will be held in ATLANTA, will be announced later, publicist SUE VANNASING said."