Aubrey Berry: Acquitted in Dolla’s Death

May 28, 2010
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Aubrey Berry has been identified as the man who allegedly killed rapper Dolla, aka Roderick Anthony Burton II. Read a biography on Dolla and check out photos and video here.

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21 year old up and coming rapper Dolla was shot and killed at an upscale mall Monday afternoon. Dolla, whose birth name is Roderick Anthony Burton, was shot several times in the parking lot of the Beverly Center. Dolla was shot in the head, as he and another rapper, D.J. Shabbazz, waited in the valet parking area. Authorities said two suspects were seen fleeing in a silver Mercedes-Benz SUV after the 3 p.m. shooting. Dolla was taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, and was declared dead at a hospital.

23-year-old Aubrey Louis Berry of Georgia was arrested for suspicion of murder at Los Angeles International Airport with a gun Monday night. His bail was set at $1 million.

“As the officers approached the suspect, they asked him ‘Do you know why we’re here?’” Holcomb told The Associated Press. “He put his (hands) up in the air and said ‘Yes, I’ve got a gun in my waistband. Don’t shoot me.’”

Roderick Anthony Burton II was born on November 25, 1987, making his age 21. His mother is of Puerto Rican decent, and his father of African-American origin. Roderick was better known as Dolla, and was a member of Da Razkalz Cru, who signed to Elektra Records in 2003 and released the single “So Fly.” However, the single was not a hit and he was dropped from the label. Later that year he met Diddy and Akon. Diddy hired Dolla as a model for his Sean John clothing line, and Dolla appeared on billboards across the United States.

In May 0f 2007 Dolla signed to Akon’s Konvict Muzik label. He made his debut with the single “Who the F#ck Is That?”, which reached #82 on the Billboard Hot 100. His song, “Feelin’ Myself”, is featured on the Step Up soundtrack. He followed his debut single up with a second single “I’m F#cked Up” and a third single, entitled “Make a Toast,” was released on November 4, 2008. He also appeared in the music video for Ciara’s video for Never Ever.

His album titled “So you wanna be a Gangsta?” will still be released despite his tragic death.

Check out more photos and video of Dolla below below.

UPDATE: After a plea of self defense, and two days of jury deliberation, Aubrey Berry has been acquitted. You can get the full details here.

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9 Responses to “Aubrey Berry: Acquitted in Dolla’s Death”

  1. 1
    Sha'Nesha Says:

    Stupidity, and haters. he was young and successful, too early for him to die.

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    Mrsx.Easley Says:

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    mel Says:

    its horrible and makes me furious that the man that killed him was acquitted? he should be punished for what he did, taking dolla’s life. Dolla was so talented coulda made it big. R.I.P. dolla you were something special and one of the most beautiful people. You”ll never be forgotten.

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    nina Says:

    aubrey berry is lying dolla did not even have a gun what was dolla ganna kill him with one of his shoes thats a joke what stupid judge and lawyer and jururs they believe aubrey to get even with the so called gangsta rappers

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    nina Says:

    liar liar liar liar liar aubrey berry will stil have to face the real judge because him and like everyone else have an an appointment to die not just dolla so he did not get away with anything

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    nina Says:

    this man is crazy these kind of people will lie aubrey lied and manupilated the whole story to his lawyer dolla did not threaten to kill him i believe if he wanted to kill him he would of did that night they were at the strip stupid club

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    nina Says:

    dollas mother should stillfight i no i would until the day i die aubrey berry is a liar just like the devil. the judge the jururs the lawyer are all murderers and they need to be locked up for letting a killers back on the streets

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    cool Says:

    dolla

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    Amster Says:

    The U.S. is one f’d up country. I mean, how do you get away SCOT free after killing someone. No manslaughter – no nothing.

    Amazing.