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Who killed young Dolph? Memphis Police Share Suspicious Photos


  • Who killed young Dolph? Memphis Police Share Suspicious Photos

MEMPHIS, Tennessee – Memphis Police on Thursday released photos of suspects suspected of being involved in a fatal shootout in south Memphis that claimed the life of rapper Young Dolph.

The photos show a person in gray pants and a dark hoodie with a gun in his hand, apparently shooting. Police also released a photo of a white car that could be linked to the case.

Dolph, real name Adolph Thornton Jr., was killed Wednesday after buying cookies from Makeda’s Butter Cookies on Airways Boulevard in South Memphis. No arrests were made.

Anyone with information is asked to call CrimeStoppers at 901-528-CASH.

Police hope the photos will lead someone to step in and identify who is responsible for the shooting of the young rap star.

Just 24 hours after his assassination, crowds were still gathering Thursday afternoon in front of Makeda’s Cookies. People just wanted to be near where Dolph had breathed his last.

Austin Short parked his truck next door and blew up Young Dolph’s music for everyone to hear.

“I come here and I’m going to spend all day here supporting him, playing his music all day and anyone who wants to come and enjoy it with me can. We’re just going to live for him today, ”Short said.

Tiffany Dailey said she met Dolph when he was a teenager and helped advance his music. On Thursday, she brought 60 red roses to put in the place where he died.

“I just wanted it to be a lot for him. Because he deserves all the love. He gave a lot of love. Taking it off is just a pain, real pain, ”Dailey said.

This latest example of senseless Memphis crime has many wondering when it will stop.

Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland said the city is doing all it can.

“Our problem, our challenge, is that state law is weak,” Strickland said. “We have weak state laws that allow easy and widespread access to firearms while not punishing the misuse of these weapons. “


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