23-year-old Justin Johnson and Cornelius Smith, 32, were arrested on January 11, 2022 charged with the murder of famous rapper Young Dolph. The rapper's real name is Adolph Thornton; he was killed in Memphis, Tennessee at the age of 36.
Justin was captured in Indiana. Cornelius was already in jail on a previous vehicle theft charge. Justin was arrested at 3 p.m. following a coordinated manhunt by the U.S. Marshals. Justin and Cornelius are both charged with first degree murder.
Young Dolph was gunned down at a cookie shop in Memphis, Tennessee on November 17, 2021.
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Two men got out of a silver vehicle and ran to the rapper, one suspect had a pistol and the other suspect had an AK-47 gun. Both of the suspects fired several shots at Young Dolph, the rapper fell to the floor.
Young Dolph was headed towards his late model Lamborghini.
The suspects fled away in a silver vehicle. Young Dolph was pronounced dead on scene. In 2017 Young Dolph was shot at 100 times at once during the CIAA basketball tournament in Charlotte, NC. Young Dolph was in his bullet proof luxury van during the shooting, and he was not shot or hurt.