Remarkable Rapper Young Dolph SHOT and KILLED at 36
Rapper Young Dolph was shot and killed in Memphis, Wednesday afternoon, three independent law enforcement sources confirmed.
According to Maurice Hill, the owner of the shop Makeda’s Butter Cookies, where the shooting happened, Young Dolph, walked into the store to buy cookies when someone drove up and then shot and killed him around 1 p.m. on Wednesday, authorities confirmed to Fox13 Memphis.
Furthermore, Memphis Police Department revealed that another person was with Young Dolph at the time of the shooting. Traffic in the area was shut off. On I-40 in the area, traffic is also at a crawl.
FOX13 crews also reported from the scene, a massive crowd gathered around, some people laying on the ground in tears.
The rapper, whose real name was Adolph Robert Thornton Jr, is well known in the Memphis community for handing out turkeys around Thanksgiving in Memphis through the Memphis Athletic Ministries charity, speaking to school children and donating money to his former high school Hamilton High School.
In 2016, he released his debut studio album, King of Memphis which peaked at number 49 on the Billboard 200 chart. He also followed up with his album Rich Slave, featuring the single RNB with Megan Thee Stallion, in August 2020.
In February 2017, Dolph nearly lost his life several times in the past due to multiple shootings. There were more than 100 shots were fired at his SUV in Charlotte, North Carolina. He walked out unscathed and later released a song called “100 Shots” detailing the incident. Later that year, Dolph was shot in Los Angeles, where he recovered from three gunshot wounds.
As of now, the investigation is still ongoing and there’s no information about the suspects available at this moment