Atlanta Rapper Dolla, Killed in Beverly Hills

73519893TT101_21st_Annual_SLos Angeles police questioned a man Tuesday in connection with the slaying of Atlanta rapper Dolla, who was shot Monday outside a popular Beverly Hills mall.

Dolla, born Roderick Anthony Burton II, was gunned down while waiting in the valet area of the Beverly Center, said publicist Sue Vannasing. The Los Angeles Times reported he was shot in the head. He was accompanied by another local rapper, D.J. Shabbazz, and a fellow Jive Recording artist, Scrapp DeLeon.

No arrests were made, but police were questioning a man found hours later with a gun in the ticketing area of the Los Angeles International Airport, the Associated Press reported.

Police said the man remained in custody early Tuesday for questioning. He is believed to have dropped off a rental car before he was found at the airport with a handgun, airport police spokesman Sgt. Jim Holcomb told the AP.


Pictured: Rap artist Dolla arrives at the 21st Annual Soul Train Music Awards held at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium on March 10, 2007 in Pasadena, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)