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Rapper Dolla Killed in L.A. Mall

The Akon protégé was gunned down at West Hollywood's posh Beverly Center.

Akon protégé Dolla was murdered Monday afternoon in LA’s Beverly Center. The up-and-coming Atlanta rapper, born Roderick Anthony Burton II, was shot multiple times in a parking garage at the shopping mall, and was later pronounced dead at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center. He was 21.

The suspected killer, 23-year-old Anthony Louis Berry, was arrested Monday night at L.A. International Airport. Airport police sergeant Jim Holcomb told the Associated Press that the alleged murderer didn’t put up a fight: “As the officers approached the subject, they asked him, ‘Do you know why we’re here?’ He put his (hands) in the air and said, ‘Yes, I’ve got a gun in my waistband. Don’t shoot me.'” Berry’s semiautomatic handgun was then recovered and he was turned over to the LAPD. His bail is set at $1 million. There’s no word yet on his motive.

Dolla was a promising musician who was collaborating with Akon and T-Pain. He also modeled for Diddy’s Sean John clothing line. At the time of his death, the rapper was working on his second album, “A Dolla and a Dream,” due for release on Akon’s Konvict Muzik label.

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