Dolla, a 21 year-old Atlanta rapper signed to Akon's label, was shot and killed yesterday in the parking garage of an LA mall.

According to his publicist:

But Vannasing said Burton apparently had a dispute with some people, perhaps at the airport.

"They followed him to the mall because they knew he was coming," Vannasing said. She added that Burton was at the mall with another rapper, D.J. Shabbazz.

He was shot in the head while he stood near the Beverly Center entrance with several other men. The shots sent diners at nearby restaurants scrambling. Police have detained a suspect, but haven't given their version of what happened.

Dolla was rightly described as up and coming. He'd signed to Akon's label, recorded tracks with Lil Wayne, and even modeled for P. Diddy's clothing line. R.I.P.

Dolla - Make A Toast