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VIDEO: Akon Artist Dolla Shot and Killed

May 18 2009, Published 1:14 p.m. ET

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A rapper signed to pop star Akon's record label was shot and killed in Los Angeles Monday, as he entered the Beverly Center shopping complex.

The 21-year-old artist, real name Roderick Anthony Burton, suffered a gunshot to the head just after 3 p.m.

Burton was on the premises with fellow artist D.J. Shabazz at the time of the shooting, waiting at an entrance to the mall.

Click here for photos of the tragic crime scene or watch video of the crime scene below

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Police detained a potential suspect two hours later, attempting to board a plane at Los Angeles International Airport, reports say.  Cops at LAX approached the suspect, who then revealed a 9 millimeter handgun.

The alleged shooter, reportedly named Aubery Berry, was arrested and is currently in custody.

(Photo & Video: Splash News)

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