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Suspect Identified in Dolla Murder

5/18/2009 11:17 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

DollaA man has been arrested in connection with the shooting death of rapper Dolla -- we've learned he goes by the name Aubrey Berry.

Here's what went down. Sources say after the shooting, the LAPD put out an alert that the suspect may have fled to the Los Angeles International Airport in an attempt to fly out of the city.

LAX police spotted a man who matched the description, sitting in the lobby area of Terminal 1. Cops approached Berry and almost immediately he said he knew why cops were there and then raised his hands and told them he had a 9 millimeter handgun in his waistband.

Berry (we have not confirmed if this is his legal name or an alias) -- a 23-year-old African American male -- was taken into custody.

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76.

2bsock    

2 live & die in L.A.

1920 days ago
77.

DaRealBlkMan    

Do not waste your time in speaking to YOUNG BLACK MEN....they alreadychose their path. What I do not understand is these so called"GANGSTAS"...is ready to pull the trigger and KILL another HUMANBEING. But what was the first thing this "KILLER" said to thepolice. "PLEASE, DON'T SHOOT ME!!!!" Always a THUG....until theGUN is pointed at them.

1920 days ago
78.

Rob G    

How you gonna be called dolla and aint got no money? Well it don't matter anymore ya punk ass is dead. Pray for the killers family.

1920 days ago
79.

Bleeding Hearts    

First of all my prayers go out to his family and friends. I am saddened by all the hate in people today, to take a life is a terrible crime morally and lawfully. People are so blinded by race, color, by what happened to them by someone of another culture. So blinded that it is almost impossible today to find someone who is of pure heart and knows no color bounds. I hope that my kids will see that color, race, and religon are not of importantance when it comes to friends, relationships, and just being a decent human being to other human beings. Rest in Peace Dolla!!

1920 days ago
80.

truth    

IT AMAZES ME THAT SO MANY OF YOU HAVE SOMETHING IGNORANT TO SAY TO SHOW YOUR TRUE COLORS AND WHAT YOU REALLY FEEL ON A WEBSITE THAT HIDES YOU WHEN IN FACT IF YOU WERE INFRONT OF ANYONE OF ANOTHER RACE YOU WOULD HIDE IN FEAR A COWARD, YOU ARE SO PROUD OF WHAT YOU FEEL BEHIND CLOSE DOORS BUT SO SCARED TO BE YOU IN THE OPEN..... SOME OF YOU ARE ACTING LIKE IF YOU WERE THERE YOU WOULD HAVE PULLED THE TRIGGER YOURSELF. NO MATTER WHAT COLOR OR WHAT SIDE OF THE TRACKS YOU ARE FROM A LIFE WAS LOST AND THAT DESERVES A MOMENT OF SILENCE

1920 days ago
81.

t-bizzy74    

Dolla was a very talented young man tryin to do the right thing and leave the streets alone! Mr.berry was some bumb ass dude.... dolla probably did his girlfriend and he was mad! Lame!

1920 days ago
82.

truth    

TO TRUTH HURTS AND RICK GET IT TOGETHER THE BOTH OF YOU TALKING A WHOLE BUNCH OF NOTHING YOU SOUND LIKE IDIOTS BLACK WOMEN CONDONE BEING CALLED BITCHES AND HOES AND YOU GET WHAT YOU ASK FOR AND LETS NOT FORGET ABOUT THE PEOPLE WHO OWN PROPERTY YOU BOTH NEED A CLUE ITS PEOPLE LIKE YOU WHO LOSE THEIR JOBS AND END UP JUMPING OUT OF WINDOWS CUZ THEY NO NOTHING ELSE BLACK DO WHAT THEY HAVE TO DO TO SURVIVE NOT BLAMING THE WHITE MAN BUT KEEPING THE GIFTS AND TALENTS THAT THEY WERE GIVEN A MAKING A LIVING AT IT UNFORTUNATELY SOME NO OF NO OTHER WAY EXCEPT THE DO OR DIE BUT FOR MOST OF THE BLACK RACE ITS DOING WHAT THEY HAVE TO DO THAT KEEPS THE WHITE RACE HAVING SOMETHING TO STEAL IN ALL HONESTY IF IT WSN'T FOR US WHERE WOULD YOU BE BUT ALL YOU DO IS WHAT YOU USUALLY DO BLAME IT ON THE BLACK FOLKS............. TIRED OF THE IGNORANCE SIGNING OFF ........................ RIP DOLLA MUCH LOVE TO THE FAM

1920 days ago
83.

Rae    

Dolla didn't "live by the gun". It's a shame you people didn't get to know him before this tragic event, because he was a really cool person. :( All he was trying to do was make a dream come true. Rapper isn't synonimous with "gangster" or "thug." Don't believe me? Mitchell Musso is a rapper. Will Smith was a rapper. Fergie is a rapper.
Rapping is something that you do. Speaking in rhyme to a beat. It doesn't make you a "thug". I listened to Dolla's music, and I do remember him cursing, and using foul language... but never did he insinuate he was a thug.
I find this site to be filled with racism. A HALF Black kid with braids and a baseball cap tilted to the side, that calls himself a rapper, and you iNSENSITIVE, IGNORANT people say he's a thug?! And worse! He get's MURDERED and you say "good riddance!" HOW INSANE! You know, anyone can be shot and killed. Children, women, whites, blacks, asians, latinos, teachers, preachers, doctors, lawyers, ANYONE! All it takes is a nut with a gun and a vendetta. Dolla didn't have a gun on him. Dolla was at the BEVERLY CENTER, SHOPPING with hia best friend from the BOY BAND he was in when he was a kid! HOW DARE you disrespect his death! I really hope you all don't meet the same fate, but karma isn't as kind as me.
RIP Roderick, you we're loved, and you will be missed. :(

1920 days ago
84.

theboopmeister    

people need to stop judging other people and who deserves what. This world is crazy and that is why we need to keep abortions legal poerhaps some of these nuts won't make it here and if they do someone will raise them with morals, honor and an effective way of communication and what make a real man a man. any fool can shoot a gun and kill an unarmed person. we know we could be anywhere and get blown up by terriorists, chemical warfare and a stray bullet. how many of you have been silly enough to argue over a parking space or a spot in line. look at yourself before you judge others. since i am not perfect, i would like to extend every comfort and prayer to his family and friends. they will never forget. peace and love to all.
theboopmeister

1919 days ago
85.

anonymous poster    

A tear drop under the eye?
And y'all are shocked this kid got gunned down?
Are you kidding me?
It's incrediably sad that someone this young had to pass because of something so selfishly stupid, but what do you expect when you're a rapper with a frickin' TEAR DROP under your damn eye, that's like writing your own ticket to your grave.
I think I'll continue to mourn for the real victims of crime, children, and innocent bystanders. At least they don't ask for it.

1919 days ago
86.

Sand    

Doll was not a thug. He was a good person. A stupid young man took Doll's life not thinking. Being a Rapper does not make you a thug -- all rapp is not full of profanity, hatred and degradation and that was the path Doll was on. Let's not let racism be our focus here -- whether you're black or white. We seriously have a revolution to think about in America today and White brother the target is "you" -- and your enemy is not the black man, but the New World Order. Take my words as truth now, or not, but disbelieving me, won't stop the New World Order -- they are after you "the ordinary white man" and they will be at your front door before you can say "Rap".

1919 days ago
87.

Mzz Shawdii    

I swear some people can not read. They didnt say Dolla's name is Aubrey Berry. Re-read the sentence:

~~~A man has been arrested in connection with the shooting death of rapper Dolla -- we've learned he goes by the name Aubrey Berry~~~

It says a man has been arrested and they learned he goes by the name Berry.. Please learn to read before commenting. Thank you kindly!

1919 days ago
88.

edabaddest    

omg....what a hater

1919 days ago
89.

Crystal    

He was not shot while he was gang banging. He was shot while he was going shopping. He did not deserve this at all. People can blame it on the guns, music or whatever but the truth is, people are a product of their own environment. He was singing/rapping about what he went through...there is no shame in that. Clothing does not make a person, how many people wear suits and ties and do coke or take illegal substances? I am sure there are many. People need to STOP judging a book by it's cover and look in the mirror the next time you judge! RIP Dolla, may God bless your friends and family!

1919 days ago
90.

Mystery mom    

Notice the tear tatoo next to his eye? The tear is 5 years in jail served, and filled in means he murdered someone. Not so innocent. I wonder who else was the original victim.

1919 days ago
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