Great tragedy has come upon the hipped hopped community tonight as one of their premiere rappers, Dolla Bill, was killed outside the Beverly Center.
Dolla Bill’s real name is Roderick Anthony Burton and according to police reports, this young man was shot in the head after arguing with a man at the Beverly Center shopping area. Roderick died from his injuries.
Police apprehended a man at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and reports indicate the man may have indicated he knew of the shooting death of Roderick “Dolla Bill’ Burton. The apprehended man had a gun on his person and is being held in custody. Police have not yet released the suspect’s name.
This story strikes especially close to me as my daughter has been in the Beverly Center area many times since going to LA for college, and it goes to show why we must always keep our loved ones in our prayers.
I also extend prayers to Roderick’s friends and family as they cope with their loss. I look forward to the day when this senseless violence abates.