Police in Tennessee Monday introduced that they’ve tied the automotive concerned in the killing of rapper Young Dolph to a distinct deadly shooting that came about days earlier. 

The earlier assault left a lady lifeless and one other individual wounded days earlier than the ambush on the 36-year-old hip-hop artist at an area bakery in Memphis.

Two males exited a white Mercedes-Benz and fired photographs into the enterprise the place Young Dolph was shopping for cookies Wednesday and killed him, Memphis police mentioned. Police beforehand released photos taken from surveillance video that captured the shooting. One suspect is seen in grey sweatpants and a blue hoodie holding a firearm with two palms. Another suspect in grey sweatpants a black hoodie and a black baseball cap joins him firing a handgun into the institution. 

Both arrived and took off rapidly from the scene in a white Mercedes that has reportedly been tied to one other crime. Despite the video displaying the duo and the automotive, no suspect data has been launched and no arrests have been made.


Memphis Police have released an image of the car driven by the suspects in the death of rapper Young Dolph.

Memphis Police have launched a picture of the automotive pushed by the suspects in the demise of rapper Young Dolph.
(Memphis Police Department)

The similar automotive was used in a Nov. 12 shooting in town of Covington, situated about 40 miles north of Memphis, Capt. Jack Howell of the Covington Police Department advised The Associated Press.

Howell mentioned the Mercedes adopted one other car out of a nighttime highschool soccer recreation. At an intersection, two folks received out of the Mercedes and fired about 40 rounds from high-powered rifles into the opposite automotive, Howell mentioned.

Two ladies had been shot. One girl died of her wounds, and the opposite girl stays hospitalized, Howell mentioned. Covington police are working with Memphis authorities and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation on the seek for the suspects, who’re believed to be from the Memphis space, Howell mentioned.

Evidence discovered in the Mercedes when it was situated in a Memphis neighborhood Saturday tied the automotive to each shootings, Howell mentioned.

“The car connected with our shooting is also connected with the shooting in Memphis regarding the rapper,” Howell mentioned.

Young Dolph, whose actual title was Adolph Johnston Jr., had been in his hometown of Memphis to take part in Thanksgiving turkey giveaways and go to a most cancers heart. Friends and associates handed out turkeys, stuffing combine and cranberry sauce at a Memphis church Friday, an occasion the 36-year-old rapper helped set up and was supposed to attend.

Young Dolph was shot at Makeda’s Cookies, a beloved, family-owned bakery recognized for its tasty butter cookies and banana pudding. The bakery was a favourite of the rapper, who often visited it when he was in town.

Images of the suspects in the death of rapper Young Dolph have been released

Images of the suspects in the demise of rapper Young Dolph have been launched
(Memphis Police Department)


The division added in a statement posted to Twitter that Dolph’s purported homicide is “another example of the senseless gun violence we are experiencing locally and nationwide. Our hearts go out to the Thornton family and all who are affected by this horrific act of violence.”

A consultant for the artist, whose actual title is Adolph Robert Thornton, Jr., advised Variety in an announcement that they’re “shocked and deeply saddened by the sudden and tragic loss of our dear friend and client, Young Dolph.”

“The world has lost an icon, a great man and beloved artist who has been taken too soon,” it provides. “His dedication, drive, hard work and loyalty to all those around him always came first and he will be deeply missed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family at this most difficult time.”

The retailer the place he was shot, which is close to Memphis International Airport, remained boarded up and may very well be closed for the remainder of the 12 months, the bakery’s administration has mentioned.

A second location in downtown Memphis reopened to prospects Monday. More than $85,000 has been donated on-line in assist of the bakery, which is known as after a 6-year-old woman who died of most cancers.

Rapper Young Dolph was killed in a shooting incident at a bakery in Tennessee. 

Rapper Young Dolph was killed in a shooting incident at a bakery in Tennessee. 
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“As a community, we have to do a better job of loving and supporting our Black-owned businesses instead of inflicting violence in them,” Boyd mentioned. “All of the attention that this beautiful Black-owned business is getting is going to be directly related with gun violence. That’s terrible.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.