Young Dolph shot and killed in Memphis


Memphis Police mentioned “preliminary information indicates” rapper Young Dolph was shot and killed Wednesday outdoors Makeda’s Cookies on Airways Boulevard.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Memphis Police tweeted “preliminary information indicates” rapper Young Dolph was shot and killed Wednesday afternoon alongside Airways Blvd.

Officers have been known as to the scene in the 2300 block of Airways, outdoors of Makeda’s Cookies, simply earlier than 12:30 p.m.

Investigators haven’t mentioned what led to the capturing, and they haven’t launched data on suspects.

Airways Blvd. is closed at Ketchum Rd. and ramps are closed from I-240 to Airways and site visitors is backed up on the interstate. Use an alternate route or keep away from the realm. 

Anyone with data on the capturing is requested to name Crime Stoppers at 901-528-CASH.

In an announcement on twitter, Memphis Police Chief CJ Davis mentioned: “This capturing is one other instance of the mindless gun violence we’re experiencing domestically and nationwide. Our hearts exit to the Thornton household and all who’re affected by this horrific act of violence. 

The males and girl of the Memphis Police Department are dedicated to working with our neighborhood to curb all these incidents. We are additionally devoted to bringing these accountable to for immediately’s capturing to justice. We encourage anybody with any data on this incident to name CrimeStoppers at 901-528-CASH.”

Chief CJ Davis is on the scene of the capturing in the 2300 block of Airways. Please see the replace beneath.

— Memphis Police Dept (@MEM_PoliceDept) November 17, 2021

Adolph Thornton Jr., aka Young Dolph, was a Memphis native who began with mixtapes earlier than rising nationwide round 2014, based on his web site bio. He has labored with 2 Chainz, Juicy J of Three 6 Mafia, Young Jeezy, and Rick Ross, amongst others. His debut studio album, King of Memphis, was launched in 2016, and debuted at quantity 8 on Billboard’s Top R&B/Hip-Hop Album Charts.

Less than per week in the past, Makeda’s Cookies posted a video to Instagram displaying Young Dolph speaking about his love of their cookies.

Young Dolph was shot in Los Angeles in September of 2017 however survived the incident. Though one suspect was arrested, nobody was charged. Young Dolph was additionally shot at whereas driving right into a live performance in February of 2017 however was not injured in that capturing.

We’re deeply saddened to be taught that Memphis rapper Young Dolph has handed away because of a deadly capturing.

His legacy in hip-hop will dwell on via his beloved artistry.

— MTV (@MTV) November 17, 2021

March 3, 2020. Hamilton High School. Listen to one among @youngdolph’s ultimate messages to the scholars @scsk12unified.

— Jerica Phillips (@Jerica_Phillips) November 17, 2021

This is a growing story and we are going to replace as extra data turns into accessible.