Young Dolph, Rapper With String Of Hits, Killed In Hometown Of Memphis

Young Dolph, real name Adolph Robert Thornton Jr., was gunned down in broad daylight at Makeda's Homemade Cookies in Memphis, his hometown, on Nov. 17

  • On Wednesday law enforcement named a 23-year-old aspiring rapper as the main suspect in the shooting

  • Justin Johnson is wanted for first degree murder, criminal attempt first degree murder, and theft of property $10-60,000

  • Officers in Tennessee said Johnson should be considered armed and dangerous, and a $15,000 reward is being offered for information leading to his arrest 

  • By Harriet Alexander For Dailymail.com

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    Police in Tennessee have issued an arrest warrant for a 23-year-old man wanted in connection with the fatal shooting of rapper Young Dolph, who was gunned down in a daylight ambush at a popular cookie shop in November, in his hometown of Memphis.

    Justin Johnson was wanted on a warrant for first-degree murder, criminal attempt first degree murder, and theft of property $10-60,000. 

    The marshals service and the Memphis Police Department have been searching for suspects in the killing. 

    A $15,000 reward has been offered for information leading to an arrest. 

    The U.S. Marshals Service released the mugshot for Justin Johnson on Wednesday. An arrest warrant has been issued for Johnson, 23, in connection with the the November 17 fatal shooting of rapper Young Dolph, who was gunned down in a daylight ambush at a popular cookie shop in his hometown of Memphis

    The U.S. Marshals Service released the mugshot for Justin Johnson on Wednesday. An arrest warrant has been issued for Johnson, 23, in connection with the the November 17 fatal shooting of rapper Young Dolph, who was gunned down in a daylight ambush at a popular cookie shop in his hometown of Memphis

    The photos depict two masked men toting guns in a parking lot outside the South Memphis cookie store where the 36-year-old performer was gunned down Wednesday This snap of one of the alleged assailants shows the front of a vehicle belonging to the rapper - a unique camouflage sports car that he would often show off on social media

    In the photographs, a pair of armed, hooded men can be seen aiming weapons at an unseen target. The pictured suspects are currently still at large but on Wednesday one of them was named as Justin Johnson, and an arrest warrant issued

    Rapper Young Dolph, 36, was gunned down in his hometown by multiple assailants

    Rapper Young Dolph, 36, was gunned down in his hometown by multiple assailants

    Young Dolph was known for his depictions of tough street life and his independent approach to the music business. Above, he performs at The Parking Lot Concert in Atlanta in August 2020

    Young Dolph performs at The Parking Lot Concert in Atlanta on August 23, 2020

    Authorities said Johnson is 5 feet, 8 inches tall, weighs 190 pounds and has the name 'Jaiya,' tattooed on his right arm.

    On his Instagram page, Johnson goes by the name Straight Droppp and is seen posing with wads of dollars in logo-covered designer clothes, or by a Rolls Royce.

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