Rapper Dolla was reportedly the victim of a fatal shooting that occurred in Los Angeles on Monday afternoon.
The shooting took place after 3 p.m. in the valet waiting area at the Beverly Center shopping mall on La Cienega Boulevard, according to the Los Angeles Times.
An employee at a nearby Chipotle witnessed the dispute. â€œHe saw a lady â€¦ shooting a handgun,â€ said Elsa Hernandez, general manager of the restaurant. â€œThe customers were yelling, â€˜Close the store, close the store, because somebody is shooting.â€™â€
Police have arrested one â€œperson of interestâ€ in connection with the shooting, but were looking for a second suspect. The arrested suspect fled from the scene in a silver Mercedes and was later detained at LAX while trying to board a flight.
The 21-year-old rapper, born Roderick Burton, was signed to Akonâ€™s KonLive imprint through Jive Records. He told Rap-Up about his harsh upbringing in an article that appeared in the magazine last year. He was born into death when his twin died at birth, he witnessed his father commit suicide, his sister is incarcerated, and he had been shot previously. His single, â€œWho the Heck Is That?â€ featuring T-Pain, was released in late 2007.
Dolla started updating his Twitter page today, a few hours before he was fatally wounded. â€œChecc my page out too, www.myspace.com/dolla,â€ he wrote in what would be his final entry.