The man police say fired the shots that killed up-and-coming Atlanta rapper Dolla in a Beverly Hills shopping mall pleaded not guilty in a L.A. courtroom today.

Aubrey Berry, aka "AB", a 23-year-old Atlanta nightclub promoter, pleaded not guilty to one charge of murder and two counts of assault with a firearm. Police say Berry followed Dolla, 21, real name Roderick Anthony Burton II, to a PF Changs restaurant inside the upscale Beverly Center shopping complex where he was confronted by Dolla and his crew in the restaurant restroom.

After throwing up gang signs (Dolla was allegedly a member of the Crips) a fight ensued and spilled outside the restaurant. Other reports say Berry was in the valet area waiting for his car when Dolla and two others, his cousin Scrapp Deleon and local rapper D.J. Shabazz, approached him. Berry's attorney said he felt threatended and drew his weapon firing two shots into the back of the unarmed Dolla as he ran away. One bullet pierced Dolla's heart killing him.

According to one source, Berry was licensed to carry a concealed weapon, which explains how he was able to get the firearm through airport security. Berry remains jailed in L.A. on $5 million bail.

Photo by ATLPics.net

  • Krysi J

    SMH.....this is terrible, now he's going to get OFF TOO!!!????

  • starr

    I thought it was fellow to carry your weapon across statelines. Whether its registered or not?

  • starr

    I thought it was illegal to carry your weapon across statelines. Whether its registered or not?

    *corrected

  • Coo Coo Bananas

    But I thought it was "a bad b*tch" who pulled the trigger?

  • Shauny

    Add one or in this case two more stories to the sad saga that is this young boys death.

    The above must be sn I heard it through the grapevine story because all reports and witnesses who commented has said that it was the victim who was waiting in the valet area not the guy who did the shooting. Also no one has said Dolla was in a fight or that a fight in the mall happened at all. Also was he shot in the head or heart? I've seen head but not heard everywhere else.

    It sounds like someone is trying to justify this guy traveling to another state with his gun, shooting and killing someone, jumping in a waiting car and fleeing to the airport. He chose to pull the trigger. If they were "arguing" why did he pull his gun? SMDH

  • http://charactercorner.blogspot.com attorneymom

    He better just keep his azz in jail until trial. I hope he is in protective custody because his azz is in serious trouble if there is gang involement.

  • http://myspace.com/thegameoncw Bird

    I don't think people who are licensed to carry a concealed weapon can take it on a flight. He was arrested in the airport lobby which is before you go through security.

  • vipatlstyle

    THIS PICTURE HAS BEEN PHOTOSHOP

  • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    vipatlstyle Says:
    THIS PICTURE HAS BEEN PHOTOSHOP

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    I'm pretty sure every knows that. It's pretty obvious that it's Photoshopped.

  • Krysi J

    ooooooooooh attorneymom when i say they fukk him UP!

    like Janet told Lucky (Tupac) in Poetic Justice "dey gon fuuuukk u up"

    Iesha gon get "Dookey and Monster to shoot yo azz"

  • Krysi J

    and he in LA,crip central??!!!!

  • Daisy

    I don't know whose story is the truth but this reminds me of the morehouse case but the victim did not die the gunman got off because he said his life was n danger but he was the one who started the fight and pulled out a gun but after all that he felt his life was n danger and got off shooting somebody multiple times and remained a student at morehouse I read that and was to thru he got probation and a fine the victim went back home to CA never returning to college SMH

  • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    Bird Says:
    I don’t think people who are licensed to carry a concealed weapon can take it on a flight.

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    Yes, he can take it on a flight. That's how bodyguards and security people travel with their weapons. The licensing requirements for a concealed weapon permit are very strict. You can't have so much as a parking ticket on your record. My brother got a permit right out of high school and he told me how difficult it was to obtain.

  • missnee

    @ Bird

    Actually if you are all legit with the reasons why you need it you can carry it onto a flight, BUT it has to be in a locked box and the key can't be kept in the same area as the case.

    My father in law brought his gun out to CA but he had to declare it and had documentation saying it was ok for him to carry it. So it is possible.

  • missnee

    Damn Auntie Rose beat me to it.

  • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    @ Daisy: Money talked in that Morehouse case. He got off because he had plenty of disposable income. Marvin Arrington should be ashamed of himself for letting that menace to society loose in our community.

  • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    Coo Coo Bananas Says:
    But I thought it was “a bad b*tch” who pulled the trigger?

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    All of us did. :/

  • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    Shauny Says:

    It sounds like someone is trying to justify this guy traveling to another state with his gun, shooting and killing someone, jumping in a waiting car and fleeing to the airport. He chose to pull the trigger. If they were “arguing” why did he pull his gun? SMDH

    *****************************************************************

    He has money so we'll see how this plays itself out in court. IMO, he lost when he pulled a gun and shot an unarmed boy in the back. I don't know how he can defend that. But money talks.

  • Daisy

    @Sandra I figured as much. Sad story. I hope he doesnt shoot and kill the next person he starts a fight with

    LETS GO CAVS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Anna

    Yep, money talks and bull s hit walks. As far as the concealed gun laws go it is different in every state. In my state you can not take them in public places like libraries or public parks and if you have them in your vehicle you can not have the bullets in the gun. The gun can be concealed but the bullets have to be in the glove compartment or the trunk of the vehicle. But in my city and any where it is the gang bangers and the thugs who don't register to buy a gun who use them the most. There is not a thin line between good and evil and if I am a law abiding citizen with a registerd gun why do I have to pop my trunk open to put bullets in my gun to pop a cap in a thugs ass trying to carjack, rob or kill me?
    Back on topic, are we surprised that he plead "not guilty"? Everyone is so innocent these days. They buy time to prove themselves innocent only for we tax payers to remind them that we know you were at the scene of the crime. SMH. Attorneymom, why do some cases go so long for trial when a shooting or robbery is caught on tape?

  • Anna

    Daisy Says:

    LETS GO CAVS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    ~~~~~~~~~
    Thanks for the reminder. I turned from watching "All My Children".

  • Daisy

    @Anna because our constitution says we are allowed to due process(tape or no tape) that would be why is my guess.

  • http://myspace.com/dannyblaq dblaq

    Well regarding the concealed weapons license, you have to be licensed in EACH state. If he is licensed in Georgia it does not carry over to CAlifornia as weapons laws are different. Also just because you have license it does not allow you to carry it on the plane on your person, it has to be unloaded, locked in a case declared and it has to be given to the pilot or who ever is designated. Bodyguards do not get special licenses they have to follow the same rules as anybody else. Cops or federal agents of course have different privileges.

    How the hell is he going to plead not guilty when his ass shot him and I guess Dolla was unarmed? You can only shoot to kill when your life is threatened but that has to be determined if your life was really in danger. Usually somebody has to have a weapon for it to work

  • http://myspace.com/rayne215 spongebobfan

    *when keeping it real goes wrong*

  • http://charactercorner.blogspot.com attorneymom

    @ Krysi, yes, he done f*&k up. SMH

  • Daisy

    The Cavs are so playing right now! What is really going on.

    @Sponge >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>here<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<

  • Daisy

    GO CAVS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Shunda your Cavs had me scared for a min that game was FAB a nail biter till the end!

  • pointhimout

    what morehouse case sandra? where the guy beat the guy for "looking at him" in the shower?

  • Anna

    Daisy Says:

    @Anna because our constitution says we are allowed to due process(tape or no tape) that would be why is my guess
    ~~~
    Thanks Daisy. I keep forgetting that "thugs have rights too.". TI gets to let them know when he wants to go to jail.

  • masonmom

    so sad. he was so young too!

  • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    @ pointhimout:

    Click here

  • http://XSCAPESIGHTINGS.COM crystal

    Ok he felt threatened so he SHOt dolla in the back as dolla ran away from him.

  • http://charactercorner.blogspot.com attorneymom

    He better hope the video tape supports his version of what happened.

  • http://myspace.com/rayne215 spongebobfan

    everyone have a happy and safe holiday!!
    RIP dolla sad to lose yet another young blk brother so young.....

  • http://myspace.com/dannyblaq dblaq

    Well that is how our justice system works (the morehouse story). The ones that should get the breaks NEVER get the breaks but the ones that need to be locked up and throw away the key, get chance after chance.

    It is a lot easier to go after innocent people than the real criminals because most of the time the real criminals know the law, how to dodge it, how lie and manipulate to get off.

    The innocent usually are too scared and honest so they wind up getting the shaft.

    The cops right now are on a pull over spree, instead of going after killers, home invasion artists, rapists. It is a lot more lucrative to pull normal citizens over that won't fight, just take the ticket and pay it.

  • pointhimout

    thx Sandra. wow.

  • masonmom

    ummm