Rapper Young Dolph fatally shot at Tennessee cookie shop
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Rapper Young Dolph was shot and killed Wednesday at a cookie shop in his hometown of Memphis, Tennessee, and a search is underway for the shooter, officials said. Police tweeted that no suspect information was available in the shooting, which took place at Makeda’s Cookie’s near Memphis International Airport. “The tragic shooting death of rap artist Young Dolph serves as another reminder of the pain that violent crime brings with it,” Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland said in a statement. “My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.
Three men have been arrested in Memphis, Tenn., after a man was shot near the site of a memorial for rapper Young Dolph, who was gunned down at a local bakery on Wednesday afternoon. © Associated Press/Paul R. Giunta Young Dolph performs at The Parking Lot Concert in Atlanta
The Memphis Police Department tweeted on Friday morning that they arrested Terrance Jones, 23, Jailon Nelvis, 19, and Tavis McQueen, 22, in connection with the Thursday night shooting, which they said appeared unrelated to Young Dolph's slaying.
The Memphis Police Department responded to the scene around 5 p.m. Thursday evening. A man was reportedly shot outside Makeda's Butter Cookies, where 36-year-old Young Dolph, legally known as Adolph Robert Thornton, Jr., was shot the day before. A memorial had been set up outside the bakery.
The wounded man from Thursday's shooting is in non-critical condition, according to Memphis police.
Officers detained two of the suspects at the scene, and the third suspect after a pursuit.
Memphis police have released photos of the two suspects they believe killed Young Dolph.
"This shooting is another example of the senseless gun violence we are experiencing locally and nationwide. Our hearts go out to the Thornton family and all who are affected by this horrific act of violence," Police Chief Cerelyn "CJ" Davis said Wednesday, according to CNN.
Police Tether Car Used By Suspects in Killing of Rapper Young Dolph to Another Shooting .
Information on the suspects has yet to be released and no arrests have been made despite police releasing photos captured from surveillance footage. Your browser does not support this video Covington police are searching alongside Memphis police and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation for the suspects, thought to be from the Memphis area, Howell said. The Mercedes was found on Sunday in a Memphis neighborhood, with evidence connecting the vehicle to both shootings, Howell said. Young Dolph, 36, also known as Adolph Johnston Jr.