Rapper Young Dolph dies at 36 after shooting at a Memphis bakery

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Rapper Young Dolph was shot and killed while visiting a bakery in his hometown of Memphis, Tennessee.

Actor for the artist, real name is Adolph Robert Thornton Jr. he said miscellaneous In a statement, they said they were “shocked and deeply saddened by the sudden and tragic loss of our dear friend and client Young Dolph.”

“The world has lost an icon, a great man, and a beloved artist who was captured so early,” he adds. “His dedication, drive, hard work and loyalty to all those around him have always come first and will be sorely missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this most difficult time.”

The Memphis Police Department told Fox News Digital that officers responded to the Makeda Butter Cookies shooting scene around 12:24 p.m. local time when they discovered a male victim who had been declared dead at the scene.

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Rapper Young Dolph was shot dead Wednesday at a local donut shop in Memphis, Tennessee.
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Police said they have not yet identified the suspect at this time.

The department added in a statement Posted on Twitter Dolph’s alleged murder is “another example of the senseless gun violence that we are witnessing both locally and nationwide. Our thoughts are with the Thornton family and all those affected by this horrific act of violence.”

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The prominent Memphis Emsie, 36, was shot after arriving at that popular bakery — which he frequently frequented and promoted on social media — when the alleged perpetrator drove his car and then shot and killed him, the store’s owner, Maurice Hill, said. Fox 13 in Memphis.

Young Dolph’s Lamborghini was sitting in the bakery’s parking lot when the FOX 13 crews arrived at the scene in the South Memphis shopping mall.

A local man in the vicinity across the street from the scene told Fox News Digital that he heard what he believed to be gunshots in the strip mall where the bakery is located.

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The man said he heard about 25 shots fired in quick succession, followed by a pause in gunfire. Then the man said he heard about five or 10 more shots.

A local resident said of the tragic shooting, “He took his Lamborghini to the store and they took it, man. They took him away.”

Rapper Young Dolph performs on stage during the Parking Lot Concert Series at the Gateway Center Arena on August 23, 2020, in College Park, Georgia.
Rapper Young Dolph performs on stage during the Parking Lot Concert Series at the Gateway Center Arena on August 23, 2020, in College Park, Georgia.
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FOX 13, citing Memphis police sources, reported that another person was with Dolph at the time of the shooting.

Despite Dolph having a massive presence in Tennessee, the indie performer and local philanthropist has been mired in killer tours in the past.

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In September 2017, Dolph was shot in Los Angeles when he got into an argument with three men outside the Loews Hollywood Hotel.

The massive attack took place in broad daylight in the heart of the tourist district around the intersection of Hollywood Boulevard and North Highland Avenue.

Young Dolph was a local philanthropist who was scheduled to hand out Thanksgiving turkeys in the days following his death on Wednesday.
Young Dolph was a local philanthropist who was scheduled to hand out Thanksgiving turkeys in the days following his death on Wednesday.
(Photo by John Lamparsk)

In February of that year, Dolph was in an SUV in Charlotte, North Carolina, when the car came under fire. Three people were arrested later in May in connection with the shooting.

Dolph released an album in April of that year called “Bulletproof” that referenced the shooting in Charlotte. It peaked at number 28 on the Billboard 200 albums chart.

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FOX 13 reported a large crowd gathered around the ocean near the scene with some people lying on the ground in tears.

“The tragic shooting death of rapper Young Dolph is yet another reminder of the pain that violent crime brings,” Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland said in a statement to The Associated Press. “My thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends.”

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Dolph is said to have fainted at the turkeys at St. James’s Baptist Mission Church in Memphis on Friday.

The Associated Press contributed to this report







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