Publicist: Rapper Dolla killed in LA mall shooting

May 19, 2009 7:41:47 AM PDT
A publicist for rapper Dolla says the Atlanta-based performer has been killed at an upscale mall in Los Angeles after a dispute with another man. [SIGN UP: Get entertainment news sent to you]

Publicist Sue Vannasing told the Los Angeles Times and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution that Dolla was shot Monday afternoon at the Beverly Center in Los Angeles.

Police and coroner's officials have not yet confirmed the victim's identity.

Vannasing said Dolla -- real name Roderick Anthony Burton II -- and another rapper who goes by the name D.J. Shabbazz were waiting at a valet stand after a shopping trip when a gunman shot Dolla.

Police say a person of interest with a gun was detained hours later at Los Angeles International Airport and is being questioned.

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