A first-degree murder warrant was issued last week for Justin Johnson, 23, in the November 17 shooting death of Young Dolph, real name Adolph Thornton Jr. Johnson. Details are expected to be announced during a press conference on Wednesday.
The police department and the Memphis Police Department have tracked down the suspect in the murder. A $15,000 reward was offered for information leading to an arrest.
The shooting shocked the city of Memphis and rocked the entertainment world.
Police say two men got out of a white Mercedes-Benz and opened fire at a Memphis bakery where Young Dolph was buying cookies, killing him. Police have released stills from surveillance video of the shooting, but investigators have not released any information about a possible motive.
Known for his depictions of tough street life and his independent approach to the music business, Young Dolph is admired for his philanthropy in Memphis.
He organized Thanksgiving food drives, donated thousands of dollars to high schools, and paid rent and funeral expenses for people in the neighborhood where he grew up. .
City officials and community activists see the killing as a symbol of the dangers of gun violence in Memphis, where more than 300 homicides were reported last year.
A private funeral was held for Young Dolph on November 30, and a stretch of the street in the neighborhood where he grew up was renamed for him on December 15. He was honored a day later at a ceremony. public ceremony at FedExForum, home to the NBA’s Memphis Grizzles and the University of Memphis men’s basketball team.
WLS-TV contributed to this report.
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