Why the Jury voted for an Acquittal in the Shooting Death of Rapper Dolla

By Alex A. Alonso
STREETGANGS.COM STAFF WRITER
June 1, 2010 | 11:33 p.m.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. – On May 21, 2010, Aubrey Berry, the man charged in the shooting death of rapper Roderick “Dolla” Berry was acquitted of all charges. Last year the two had an encounter at the valet area of the Beverly Center when Berry drew his weapon and ki*led Burton.

He was charged with first degree murder, but as the trial progressed, the evidence was revealing that Berry, who was a college graduate and never in trouble with the law, was defending himself from a potential conflict with included Burton and two of his friends.

After the trial, many people lashed out against the jury because Berry was now a free man, but very few people have evaluated the evidence. Unfortunately, after the verdicts were read, the jury did not grant any interviews, so we were not able to find out what evidence was most persuasive. Below are some of the main evidence points that the jury may have been influence by in their acquittal.

Self defense is when someone has an honest belief in the need to defend; and (2) a reasonable belief in the need to defend. The defendant must subjectively or actually believe in the need to defend against imminent harm that will cause death or injury.




1. Eleven day previous, Berry was blankaulted in an Atlanta club after talking to Dolla’s girlfriend, Crystal Jackson. Berry and Jackson had first met each other at Clark Atlanta University, but Dolla apparently thought that Berry had disrespected him by approaching her. Berry testified that Damian “Te-Money” Jackson had approached him and then struck him. Berry went down and was subsequently beat by additional person including Dolla and William “Scrap” Robinson.

2. The jury heard evidence that the people who beat Berry were members of the Mansfield Crips. Detective Holguin testified that Te-Money was a documented member of the Mansfield Crips and retired LAPD officer Steve Strong testified that Dolla was a Mansfield Crip. Dolla had a tattoo of “Mansfield Gangsta” on his hand. The jury now had information that this beating was connected to a Los Angeles based Crip gang.

3. Video #1 showed Dolla talking about blankaulting a person known as Two Pistols, where in the video he states he confronts “Two Pistols” and asks him, “What’s happening?” the same phrase that Dolla says to Berry when he confronts him at the valet area. Dolla claims that he blankaulted him and knocked him out. Dolla’s friend Sadiq “DJ Shabazz” Abawi testified that Dolla did say, “What’s happening?” There was some question if he said “What’s happening Cuzz,” but Abawi denied that he said “cuzz” and that he was not aware if “cuzz” had any gang connotation. Under cross examination Sylvers stated that she did recall Dolla saying, “What’s happening” after she was giving a transcript of her testimony from the preliminary hearing.

4. Abawi testified that Berry did seem scared, then quickly changed it to “not scared but a little shook” and this is the first time the jury realized that the situation could have been intimidating to Berry.

5. Surveillance video inside P.F. Chang’s restaurant showed that William “Scrap” Robinson had been carrying a backpack, but at the time they leave the restaurant, he gives his back pack to Syria Sylvers to hold. The defense suggested that Robinson wanted his hands free because they knew they were going to physically confront Berry.

6. Video #2 is a spontaneous unscripted interview of T.I. talking with Dolla and Te-Money present. The video makes reference to gang, which is what the jury wanted to establish.

7. The defense was able to play one of Dolla’s songs which was used to demonstrate Berry’s state of mind. It was not used for truth or to make any judgments about Dolla, but to present if Berry had a reasonable belief that Dolla could harm him. The song was entitled “Is You Holding” where Dolla talks about carrying a concealed weapon and being strapped. Dolla was arrested 6 months prior for carry a concealed weapon in Georgia, but the judge would not allow that evidence into the trial because the judge did not believe that the arrest alone was indicative that Dolla was violent, but the defense wanted to introduce that arrest because of the similarities it had with the song but the jury never knew about that carry concealed weapon arrest.




8. According to the toxicology report, Dolla was under the influence of Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) of had 11 nanograms of (THC), the active drug in marijuana, and 59 nanograms of Carboxy THC, an inactive portion of marijuana. The 11ng represented current use of marijuana use that same day. When Sylvers and Abawi were asked about marijuana use that day, they both denied that they or Dolla smoked weed. They testified that they were together since May 17 the night before and spent the entire day of May 18th together before going to P.F. Chang’s. But Dr. John J. Treuting testified to the jury that the marijuana in Dolla’s system was from a couple hours before, so the jury received scientific testimony that conflicted with both Abawi and Sylvers.

9. At the P.F. Chang’s restaurant Berry and Dolla both coincidentally cross paths and while Berry was walking to the bathroom at about 2:53 p.m., Dolla recognizes him as the person from the Atlanta club. Sylvers testifies that Dolla and Scrap have a conversation about Berry, but she did not recall the details of what was said.

10. When Berry returns from the bath room he notices Dolla and his friends but the surveillance video show that he keeps walking to his table. At this time, Berry is armed and when he returns to his table at about 2:56 p.m., he tells his business partner that he notices people from Mansfield Crip that were involved in blankaulting him in Atlanta 11 days prior. His friend advises him to leave because he does not want to get caught up in any gang conflict, so at about 3:04 p.m. Berry leaves the restaurant and proceeds to the valet area that is over 200 feet from the door.

11. At 3:05 p.m., Dolla and the group decides to leave the restaurant and it appears that they follow Berry out or it just coincidence that they leave right after him. The video surveillance shows that Dolla is looking and staring as if he is looking for someone. The jury saw the surveillance video of all three men looking in an unusual manner, not the normal way people walk out a restaurant according to the defense attorney.

12. The jury heard testimony that Dolla and his group did not pay the bill. According to Abawi, he told the jury that Dolla paid $100.00 for the bill and that he added $20.00 and just left the money on the table not the bill fold. Sylvers stated that Dolla paid the bill but she didn’t remember anything else. The waiter testified that there was no money in the bill fold and that they left with out paying. The actual bill was $87.00, so if Abawi is correct that they left $120.00, that would mean they left a $33.00 tip. The jury most likely believed that they did not pay their bill, and left the table abruptly at that time.

13. When Dolla leaves the restaurant, Berry is already at the valet area waiting behind two other customers. Berry testifies that Dolla is in front walking rapidly towards him with the men behind him and Sylvers even further behind. The jury saw pictures of Sylvers carrying Robinson’s backpack. Dolla ends up right in front of Berry between 7 to 10 feet in front of him with Robinson and Abawi to Berry’s left. Sylvers provided a diagram of the three men’s positions and it appears that Berry was being surrounded.

14. At this point words are exchanged and according to Sylvers and Abawi, Dolla says, “What’s happening?” to Berry. Abawi testified that Berry did not respond, and Sylvers testified that he did respond. According to an LAPD spokesperson, the exchange of words was characterized as an argument, but both Sylvers and Abawi do not provide any details on what was said. Berry testified that Dolla was speaking aggressively, stating that “your in my hood now,” probably referring to West LA that he represented.

15. Berry testified that Dolla made threatening statements to him and when he appeared to be reaching back, Berry stated that he began to shoot Dolla. The first shot hit Dolla in the arm bicep area. According to both the pathologist and the coroner, the arm had to be reaching back at the point when he was shot. The defense suggested that Dolla was reaching for a weapon, even though no other weapon was recovered.

16. Berry continued to shoot a total of eight rounds striking Dolla in the back twice and the buttocks once. According to the defense all these shots occurred when Dolla was in front of Berry near the valet desk. Dolla begins to run to his right after being shot, because there was a wall or partition right behind Dolla. Dolla eventually collapses about 200 feet away.

Did Berry properly defend himself or did he recklessly use a firearm?

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82 Comments for “Why the Jury voted for an Acquittal in the Shooting Death of Rapper Dolla”

  1. rick

    Everyone knows Berry defended himself. Take a step back and put yourself in his shoes for a second: you are about to be jumped or worse, you are alone and away from home, you are stuck in a valet, cornered, and cannot get away. Case closed, self defense. Dolla and his crew were not approaching Berry to reconcile and be peaceful; they wanted to confront and hurt Berry. No doubt, it is terrible that Dolla is gone and the way that he died, and one has to feel for his family and friends and their grief. Remove all the gang affiliation stuff and the fact that Berry did not turn himself in immediately, and this tragedy remains just that, a tragic meeting and an incident of self-defense.

  2. Unknown

    Well like it or not he is not guilty.

  3. mista

    Pretty boy got what he deserved, there is one thing that is certain, and that is

    if you gang bang…you wont live long. He had enough talent to leave the gang

    bang sh*% out of it. But guys want it all. He said i’ma be the pretty boy and the

    gangster..but just ended up dead. He sold his soul.

    • candy

      YOU DUMB NUTCASE LIKE AUBREY BERRY YOU WILL END UP DEAD BY LOOKING LIKE FUNGAS AND AS FAR AS SELLING SOMEONE SOUL YOU ALL READY ARE THE WALKING DEAD

    • cool

      you are a devil you dont have to sellyour soul you are the devil

    • nina

      one thing is certain that you must look like fungus on a doodle strick . anything in life you can die from not just gang banging you sold your soul for being dumb dummy

    • joselizette06njPhillyTri-State

      YOUR A IDIOT to say prettie boy deserve it to be murder in broad daylight by a black kil#i*gg P.W.A.G. a PUNK WIT A GUN.
      real men fight one on,the fair one.
      not by shootin him pretty or not do not matter light skin light golden brown skin beyonce skin tone to white skin to dark brown to dark skin do not matter he did not DESERVE,DOLLA TO BE ki*lED MURDER BY A PWAG. straight up. i know this much again goin bak to the LAW most important here is this a public defender or in ny philly nj tri-state we say Public Defender,since they all pretend to care.but do NOTHING,yes a real attorney i believe is why bum aubrey berry got of the MURDERE PWAG.
      only reason. the judge clearly was bias IMO as maybe the jury i know i have sat on 4 jury bench for all cases involving lawsuit i award a family big amount over 1/2 of a million dollars to 1 million,as for robbery murder.
      i always look at HOW MANY TIME THE MAN IS SHOT and if he was really arm
      and or if “YOUR NOT SURE IF RAPPER DOLLA is arm”then shoot in the leg.
      he most likely would have live,as i was shot in leg during a time i was rob
      and i LIVE to tell bout it.out hospital in 2 days or less.so he DID murder
      dolla he shot homeboy what?almost 10 times,that is murder,same as if a punk azz cop did it with RIP SEAN BELL. in ny

      i feel the guy aubrey wanted him dead and the JURY as white or whatever race they were for them to say NOT GUILTY ON ALL COUNT not even reckless endangerment few years he could have got but this give a bad name once again to our SO CALLED JUSTICE SYSTEM,and i agree wit peep above,what go around might come around for AUBREY if he smart
      he should move cause i know how this usually turn out KARMA.

      i hope dolla. no wait i kNOw his VERY talented self is resting in peace and livin through the great songs he left behind,and livin through his family and REAL friends each day very sad,definitely was murder if your shootin’
      the many times he shot DOLLA..

      i wish for sure this was ONE JURY i was able to sit on RIP ma guy
      your at peace now. aubrey i doubt EVER will be as this shall haunt him or karma as we most know likely shall take place,if i was him wit so many out here hatin what he did who personally ride wit dolla etc. i will watch my bak if i was him,and shame on our so called horrid court system shootin a brotha or any racial etc. man this many times is MURDER..

    • nina

      are you fromcrackland saying pretty boy got what he deserved . you will get what you derserve when you die . and yes we all have that appointment to die . if aubrey ki*led you do you get what you deserve

    • nina

      are you fromcrackland saying pretty boy got what he deserved . you will get what you derserve when you die . and yes we all have that appointment to die . if aubrey ki*led you do you get what you deserve

    • nina

      we dont need no more ugly people mista i no you look like an alien

    • nina

      mista whatever aubrey should have shot you instead

    • nina

      if aubrey shot you would it be okay i think so because you are ugly

    • nina

      you must be an alien

    • nina

      you dont no what you are talking about preety boy got what he deserved you must look like an mentally retarded crackhead you sold your soul you and everyone on this planet will end up dead so are you an college educated dummy

    • nina

      he did not sell his soul aubrey berry sold his soul and dolla is not the only one that has to die we all have that appointment to die . are you ugly because you also have an appointment to die remember that and dont ever forget it

  4. UmmUmmUmm

    He should have kept his narrow behind in the restaurant, finished his food and paid his bill. If he had real frinds they would have told him to chill out. If they all were about business like they claim they were then none of this foolishness would have been in their minds. They were very much gang affiliated. Go and look on youtube and you can find pictures if them throwing up 3’s that has something to do with some crip gang. There is also a video of himm saying his mother told him to whoop some ones blank. Shame on her. All of his collegues know he and they were in the worng for following that man. And the root of all of this is all because of a female. Dolla and his gang look like a bunch of fake thugs anyway. Sorry he’s dead and I know all of his family want him back, but you should know your role in life and trying to be a thug was not his at all.

    • Jermaine

      To Ummmm Ummmm..You Are Ignorant DUMB chick!!..

    • make sense

      what is your roll in life you lost touch with reality dolla was young and made mistakes when you were youn did you make mistakes stop judging people dollas mother said whoop blank but never said ki*l there are no roles in life dummy dolla was not no gang member even the poilice said that he new gang members but that was it . IF HE IS NARROW WHAT ARE YOU A FAT APE THAT BELONG IN THE ZOO

    • candy

      to umm umm nobody will want you back when you die because you are the fungas that walks like the dead

    • cool

      umm umm umm lost touch with all reality no commom sense no common sense

    • nina

      you are not sorry dolla got ki*led you will only be sorry when you die . what is your role in life being a dummy . how do you no aubrey retarded looking behind did not follow dolla and then set him up how stupid are you . his mother said whoop blank but dollas mother never said ki*l aubrey mother should of raised him not to ki*l so what you made mistakes to dolla was young aubrey isa college educated dummy . the root is not a female it is aubrey being insane in the crazy head

    • nina

      you are not sorry dolla got ki*led you will only be sorry when you die . what is your role in life being a dummy . how do you no aubrey retarded looking behind did not follow dolla and then set him up how stupid are you . his mother said whoop blank but dollas mother never said ki*l aubrey mother should of raised him not to ki*l so what you made mistakes to dolla was young aubrey isa college educated dummy . the root is not a female it is aubrey being insane in the crazy head

    • nina

      you got some nerve talking about dolla aubrey berry was on a business so called trip also , if i was dollas mother i would take him back to court and win so what his mother saud whoop blank i bet your mother told you the same thing so stop fronting and be for real . aubrey berry is insane if someone can ki*l someone else they have some screws loose. there are no roles in life you are what you are . and then you got the nerve to call someone narrow look at aubrey he looks a serial ki,ller and trust me if he ki*led you you would not be saying this . and we all got an appointment to die not just dolla so remember this and dont ever forget it .

    • nina

      are you some kind of dummy or what saying dollas mother said whoop his blank but she didn’t say ki*l nobody dummy aubrey berry is a ki*ler plain and quite simple . and another thing his was not a thug why do dumb retards keep saying that . i would love to prove people wrong . aubrey berry is a ki*ler from the beginning to the very end

  5. kurz

    no black man leaves a 33 dollar tip on an 87 dollar bill. i’m just sayin. good shooting dude.

  6. cassieb

    Platium 21 where all hell broke loose. out of nothing starated Something.what people go to the club for? socialize,dance,drink etc. choose your friends carefully if someone can’t point u in the rite direction they are not your friend we need peace makers in our lives not sh*% pusher. So what if berry talked to crystal @the club.That’s what people do. again if something wasn’t made of Nothng none of this sh*% would of happened. T-money the oldest in the bunch my opinion he was the one responsible for squashing the beef.much sympathy goes out to Dolla’s mom .no matter what comments

    PLATIUM 21-HELL OF NITE where out of nothing started something. iam still stuck @the club where berry spoke to crystal. i really thought that’s what people do@clubs socialize,drink,dance,etc.part of the problem was if our so called friends wouldn’t instigate. NONE of this would of happen.we need peacemakers not sh*% pushers.lastly i pray dolla’s mother finds peace no matter what comments/opinions wepost we forget the innocent victims with suffering to a crime which they haven’t committed.my prayers go out to Mrs. Dawnee and may God grant you much peace.

    • cassieb

      Acquittal:
      1.discrepencies/unanswered questions/some answers didn’t add up
      2.not paying for meal/left abruptly
      3.group leaving rest. appeared to be looking for something/someone= Trouble that was caught on surveillence
      4who was smoking weed/no one/ toxicology reports different hurting the prosecution
      5.conversation @burton’s table about berry NOT GOOD
      6.video, lyrics,tattoo used by the defense ,gang affliation
      7.why didn’t Scrapp Deleon testify/ first @ the body, lastly was dolla strapping.
      8.shot to the bicep appeared to be raching for something to get an injury in that manner according to trajectory of tthe bullet.

      P.F.CHANGS-mysterious meeting,senseless confrontation, senseless shooting, senseless murder, senselesss imprisonment.May 18,2009.resuting in acquittal of ayoung man for murder yet a even younger man loosing his life with such a promising future with Akon backing you up, connectins with diddy.missy elliot, why in heavens name would you think that you (DOLLA)AND AUBRY was on the same level.Dolla YOU HAD everything going for you. you were Bless. but when allow the devil in he do what he knows best steal,ki*l and destroy. people Listen if God’s not in it it’s not good,R.I.P.DOLLA such a great talent, gone but not forgotten.

      • cool

        dolla was not reaching for no gun he was shot in the bicep and his arm most likely went back if someone shot someone in the bicep wouldnt there arm go back

      • cool

        if dollas crew did not pay for meal why didnt someone that was working say something that sounds like a lie if he was reaching for something where is it dolla had no weapon people lost touch with reality why is this ok to ki*l and say self defence when there was no gun found

      • cassieb

        black on black crime .the justice System how we as humans can feel confident in fairness,justice,righteousness in a world of such prejudice.A.B./DOLLA one black man kil#i*gg another black man one is dead & we will acquitt the other he might ki*l again one less African Am. in society . though we have come a long way we still have a long way to go and we sure in the hell want make it by kil#i*gG each other.also,a couple of weeks ago i made a comment about t-money being the oldest in the bunch i didn’t mean he made Dolla do anything .what i’m saying older people should influence positive not negative ,good not evil be role models because youngsters are looking up to you watching every thing you say/do we have lead them the right way not astray. if i’m in a situation not knowing the rope i think i would look to someone whose not new to the game.dolla did have some street credit/ knowledge but wit his friends someone should of had the sense to see they were way past that much bigger/better things to do. yes we are ACCOUNTABLE for our own actions but ,remember it takes a community/village to raise a child and sharing wisdom doesn’t have a limit we need to encourage each other. lastly what ever happen to the STUDIO GANGSTER?

        • cassieb

          when things heat up we know how to exit the conflict .people don’t stand around to see what’s happening next.Aubry shot Dolla once in the arm he than turned and than shot in the buttocks my opinion is that I really don’t think it ws called for Aubry to fire that many shots I think he had every intention of kil#i*gg Dolla because one shot makes a BIG statement and is human instinct to flee from danger it’s my opinion that after that shot to the bicep and the one to the buttocks Dolla WOULD of flee I think Aubry felt after shooting Dolla he hd to finish him off being afraid of a possible comeback.Which is still uncalled for kil#i*gg someone don’t make you a man a real man a true man uses his head not his hands or a gun. Guns don’t ki*l people S.M.F with guns ki*l people. I know we are living in the last days but I didn’t think it would get to the point where humans would act like savage BEAST. NO KIND OF COMPblankION FOR MAN-KIND.People we are created in the image of God in his likeness we are not in the jungle ,woods ,wilderness,I know some animals that act moer civil than humans I believe God isn’t happy with man at ALL.If we want to experience the free gift of salvation we need to change our way of thinking beacause being in the wrong mind frame the Devil got us exactly where he wants .now is not all there is we need to think where we want to spend eternity. Make the devil out to be what he really is he don’t want to burn in hell by himseelf he want to take as many out as he can he make himself to appear as an angel of light than after it done he laughs and says he have another sucker to do his dirty work.Now the million dollar question is how to get our selves out of the mess that LUCIFER got us into.R.I.P.Dolla.it didn’t have to go down like THAT!!!!!God is LOVE !

  7. 50

    Peace and justice has been served. rest in peace dolla….aubrey enjoy the Somewhat freedom we have and life….Te-Money sit yo old napoleon complex blank down and do not rap. ull tarnish the name of akons label with that bullsh*%…

    • nina

      what freedom the police have to protect him now . if he is so not guilty then why people have to protect him . when you have done nothing wrong you dont have to be protected . so why is he being protected if he is not guilty the laws are wrong remember brother and sisters the 6os which we all learned in school about people that had to sit on the back of the bus , that was a law so not all laws are right and aubrey ki*led someone and used the oldest trick in the book self defence . some laws can be used against you or for you for aubrey he is let free but he cannnot live a peacful life .he ki*led someone and was not found guilty so why are they protecting a not guilty man if he done no wrong

  8. san diego sur13

    f#@$king tintos kil#i*gg eachother while us southsiders unite, and you wonder why east coast and all you crabs and slobs have gotten booted out your hoods and kicked out of ELA , and in dago, you are all on the greenlight you lames

  9. Paloma Blanca

    Come on everyone, joine me —-Una Paloma Blanca…da da da da da da

  10. Y. Dub

    This is gonna be long but bear with me and read the other side to this coin:

    This report seemed one-sided, a bit inaccurate and definitely incomplete.
    Let me explain something to you as a man who knows some of the people in this story, knows what goes on in the streets, prison and who also has a college-level as well as a cultural knowledge.
    Dolla had a peaceful spirit. But if there was an issue he was ready to settle it.
    Go listen to his interviews again. He explains that Two Pistols threatened him verbally and that he had no beef with the guy until then. He ran into him at an award show coincidentally and got the best of him in a head up fade. (With a name like “two pistols” I guess Dolla was supposed to be “two scared”?) He struck him, didn’t shoot him. And the fact that he may have said what’s crackin means that he was giving fair warning of the fight to come. He used his HANDS like a true worrier.
    See, to me and people who represent THE REAL, you get CREDIT FOR A GOOD FIGHT. It’s only human to settle differences with an occasional square off. You lose credit for running to grab a GUN. Because it says that you are full of hate and full of weakness.
    Oh, why did Aubrey AB need a gun permit again? Was he a gang affiliate? Was He trying to protect his hustle? You think he planned on using it one day? We know he had it before he ever met Dolla.
    How is it that you’re so sure that A.B. didn’t start this conflict? How many times have we seen different record labels from the same city beef or compete? Do you think Dolla and his girl were seperate at the club in ATL? Is it not possible that Mr. AB decided to approach Crystal as a way of flaunting to Dollar (Musical Competition) that he knew his girl from the past? And I strongly doubt that T-Money encouraged a fight. He is a business man and does not approve of pettiness. He kept Dolla out of sh*%.
    So if we try looking at it like AB was the guy who felt lollipopy because he knew Dolla’s girl and had a license to ki*l, I mean carry a gun, then when they see eachother Dolla did want another fade?
    Do we live in a day and age where we r so scared of our brother that we’d rather ki*l him than fight? Or is it that Murder has become so common and Aggrandized that its Cool to open fire in a crowd of people to get some Credibility for being strong? Or do we live in a day and age where this type of behavior is acceptable as long as we can prove that the man who was murdered was not perfect? Or is the court system so f#@$ked up that they cant convict this man of one single crime even though Dolla was shot as he lay on the ground face down and then AB shot at others that were standing/running much further away?
    AB used his license for holding Firearms as a license to ki*l. He shot the man in the back the blank and the head. He never saw a gun come out on this occasion or the one in Atlanta. From what it seems, He could have had Dolla followed or been called to that location and made sure Dolla saw him. Knowing Dolla wouldn’t turn down a fight he could’ve stared him down and coaxed him outside. AB was there with other folks too and I don’t think he was scared of getting jumped again. He was probably angry, and glad he had the illegal gun carefully concealed. Is this AB such an angle that he was incapable of wanting vengeance? Supposedly a smart guy with college ed so lets blankume he could’ve easily planned something like this out.
    Bottom line, I did time in jail with a guy who had been in a bad shooting. He got shot in the head by someone who ran up on him. He shot back after falling to the ground and ki*led the other guy. He got 25-Life for that and he was a sixteen year old kid. So what the f#@$k do you mean that Aubrey Somehow beat this case because dolla was affiliated with crip? The crips r a whole other chapter in the book of Black history so I won’t digress. But you cannot give a guy like AB the license to ki*l anyone who may be a gangmember or who may have wanted to fight. Why couldnt AB draw the weapon and make everyone back up? Why did he open fire and then keep shooting after Dolla had fallen and everyone else was running? Why was he trying so hard to escape capture? LAX? I am bias but I am also able to set aside fact from fiction. All that sh*% about Dolla being a super crip and reaching for a gun that wasn’t there is not nearly enough to justify this callus slaying of one of Gods bright young stars. I am sorry to the family. And everyone in ATL look out there’s another ki*lah back on the street! Well he may not want to ki*l again. But he did ki*l… Just imagine if just imagine if the rapper he shot would’ve been Eminim! Would he have beat the case? But I might’ve done the same thing given the circumstance but i would’ve expected to serve time at least for involuntary manslaughter.

    • EDOGZ818

      Dude got acquitted for kil#i*gg PROOF from D12..remember?
      You try & blankault some one, they can legally pop off!

      Step to the police & try & jump them , see if you don’t get popped.
      Shyt , you could be minding your business & still get shot 50x by the cops…& they do no jail time!

    • EDOGZ818

      Point is Aubrey walked away & Dolla followed, stepped to him & got smoked.

      Had Berry stepped to Dolla & smoked him, different issue.

      Not everybody down for roughed up knuckles & scuffed up boots, they given burial suits.

      If Dolla rap about Guns , he should have had his.
      Not trying to hear that PEACE shyt now, it’s a few slugs to late.

      R.I.P. Dolla

    • yabasta

      very simply, in the State of California if you have a reasonable feeling that you are going to be blankaulted by a person, you have the right to defend yourself with fatal force, and if Dolla whats to go around punching people out, the next person has the legal right to use a weapon to stop the threat.

      There is no drawing a weapon or shooting in the air, you can use lethal force and that’s just what he did, period.

      Also T-Money was the first one to hit AB when they cowardly rat packed him in ATL. not cool.

      And you are not going to fight a group of people when you are alone, that makes no sense. You carry a gun for protection, and the circumstances where ideal AB to use his weapon.

      • me me

        the state cali is wrong and the justice system will come crashing down one day dolla did not go punching people out the guy started with him first the coward aubrey shot him in cold blood

      • make sense

        WHAT IS AUBREY GONNA DO NOW SHOOT ALL THE PEOPLE WHO DONT AGREE WITH HIM THAT IS MORE THAN HALF OF THE NATION HE NOS HIS LIES BECAME THE TRUTH AUBREYS LIES BECAME THE TRUTH IT IS NOT A EYE FOR A EYE ANYMORE THIS AUBREY WILL NEVER BE FREE IN POLICE PROTECTION

      • meme

        i agree THAT AUBREYS LIES BECAME THE TRUTH

      • meme

        DOLLAS MOTHER WILL APPEAL ONE DAY AND THAT WILL BE THE LATEST DOES NOT MAKE SENSE AUBREY WAS NOT ALONE AND WERE AUBREY CARRIED HIS GUN FROM GEORGIA TO CALI THAT WAS NOT LEGAL DOLLA MOTHER CAN APPEAL VERY SIMPLE DOLLA WASYOUNG BUT AUBREY BERRY WAS CRAZY HE DRIVES AROUND TO SEE THE PERSON HE SHOT WHAT KIND OF FREAK IS THAT SOMEONE WILL BRING IT BACK TO COURT WHILE THIS CRAZY MAN IS IN POLICE PROTECTION

      • candy

        ab was not alone he had people ab is a murdrer from the begginning to thevery end dolla never punched him ab and like so many others are cold hearted people well when aubrey has to be in police protection that is not being free if aubrey done no wrong WHY IS HE IN POLIVE PROTECTION I WILL TELL YOU WHY HE IS A COLD BLOODED MURDERER HE DROVE AROUND DOLLA WHEN HE WAS DYING AND THERE WERE PEOPLE AROUND WHEN HE WAS SHOOTING IN BROAD DAYLIGHT THERE COULD OF BEEN KIDS AROUND AND HE KEEPS SHOOTING COME ON MAN PEOPLE LOST TOUCH AND WANT TO FIGHT WITH GUNS AUBREY USED THE LAW FOR HIS ADVANTAGE

    • COOL

      I BELIEVE YOU THEY ARE SAYING DOLA WAS REACHING IN HIS BACK TO USE A GUN OR PULL OUY ONE AFTER HE WAS ALREADY SHOT IN THE BICEP . FIRST OF ALL WERE IS THE SO CALLED WEAPON HE WAS GONNA PULL OUT AND THEN THEY TRYED TO SAY HIS FRIENDS MIGHT HAVE TOOK THE GUN BUT REALLY WOULDN’T THIS BE ALL ON TAPE , THAT HIS FRIENDS TOOK THE WEAPON AUBREY BERRY IS LYING AND SO IS HIS LAWYER WHO ALSO BELONGS IN JAIL WITH AUBREY

  11. melvin

    WHat I don’t understand about all this, if Berry had problems with DOlla all the way across the country in Atlanta, how do they wind up at the exact same place in Los Angeles. Somthing doesn’t seem right to me and it just seems to me that Berry may have every intention to ki*l Dolla during this time but was spotted before he could make his move. THat’s just my opinion.

  12. Michael Smith

    All the people saying things like “Dolla wasn’t hardcore gangster enough, thats why he got shot” are stupid children, just shut up.

    I’ll tell all of you guys what. It’s just so obvious what happened. All this “self defense” BS is just that.. BS. Audrey Berry ki*led Dolla cuz he was trying to be “straight thuggin”.

    Simply, that’s it. Audrey felt this little guy “Dolla” was giving him sh!t, so this awesome, manly Audrey thinks its OK to just blast someone, cuz NO ONE SHOULD MESS WITH AUDREY! YOU GET SHOT!!

    That is why, someone needs to just tell Audrey Berry: “No, you just failed in life”, then execute him. You know what’s funny is that majority of the human society is actually going to be happy when Audrey Berry finally gets shot to death.

  13. Hwood

    f#@$k that nikka Aubry..God will deal w.him via the streets..and shame on our court system..smfh

  14. it only shows that it pays to have a lawyer and not a PD. no PD would have spent the time researching and getting video.

    • nina

      i would love to see the video because what did dolla threaten aubrey with to make this insane man ki*l dolla . dolla had no gun . they might of had a fight but that was before . so was aubrey getting even or is he vindictive the gun was not registered were he ki*led dolla

  15. nina

    i willbet you a million dollars if the judge son was ki*led by aubrey aubrey would be in jail for life and much more aubrey looks insane and his lawyer looks crooked

  16. nina

    the judge is an cold hearted man and i would tell this to his face. because he had no common sense . only thing i could think of is the judge the jururs and the lawyer were bullied by bullys when they were younger and someof them got revenge

  17. nina

    abrey berry lies became THE TRUTH

  18. candy

    THEY NEVER SAID GANGTER DOLLA GOT ki*lED THEY SAID RAPPER DOLLA GOT ki*lED SO MAYBE AUBREY IS LYING AND HIS LIES BECAME THE TRUTH

  19. come on man

    THERE WAS NO REASON FOR AUBREY TO SHOOT HIM SO MANY TIMES EVEN IF THIS WAS SO CALLED SELFDEFENCE

  20. CANDY

    THIS STORY IS ONE SIDED IN ALL DEGREES DOLLA NEVER ki*lED ANYONE HE FOGHT PEOPLE BUT AUBREY TOOK IT TO ANOTHER LEVEL WHAT NOW AUBREY WANT TO USE A SONG FOR MURDER

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