Crime Young Dolph's Family Shares Pain of Losing Rapper Following His Death Aged 36
Thanksgiving turkey giveaway honors slain rapper Young Dolph
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Friends and associates of slain rapper Young Dolph handed out Thanksgiving turkeys at a neighborhood church Friday in Memphis, Tennessee, two days after he was gunned down in broad daylight inside his favorite bakery. Known for acts of charity in his hometown, the hip-hop artist and label owner had helped organize the event at St. James Missionary Baptist Church and was going to participate before he was fatally shot Wednesday.
The family of rapper Young Dolph has released a statement following the 36-year-old's death, thanking fans for "the outpouring of love."
Dolph—whose real name was Adolph Robert Thornton Jr.—was fatally shot at a Memphis cookie shop on November 17.
The "Major" rapper was reportedly inside Makeda's Homemade Butter Cookies when an unknown gunman opened fire, police chief Cerelyn J. Davis told.
"There are no words that exist, that sufficiently express the pain we are feeling as a family. Losing Adolph, Dolph, Man-Man, changes our lives forever," read the family's statement, according to Complex.
Police tie car used in Young Dolph's killing to 2nd shooting
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Police in Tennessee have tied a car used in the killing of rapper Young Dolph to a shooting that left a woman dead and wounded another person days before the ambush on the hip-hop artist, authorities said Monday. Two men exited a white Mercedes-Benz and fired shots into a Memphis bakery where Young Dolph was buying cookies Wednesday and killed him, Memphis police said. Police have released photos taken from surveillance video that captured the shooting, but no suspect information has been released and no arrests have been made.The same car was used in a Nov.
The independent rapper was known for giving back to his local community, and was handing out free Thanksgiving turkeys just a few days before he was shot.
The family statement continued: "And while we will take each day as it comes, we are comforted in knowing that he leaves a legacy that reflects his heart. A heart that was for his family. A heart that was for the people.
"We are grateful for the outpouring of love. We are grateful that his godly obligation to show kindness to the world is being acknowledged.
"As a family, we were blessed to call him our son, our nephew, our brother, our cousin, our partner and our Father. And now, we have the honor of calling him our angel. A role he has always played."
Young Dolph had two children with his partner Mia Jaye—a daughter named Ari and a son named Tre.
Man Shot Near Cookie Shop Where Young Dolph Was Killed Just over 24 Hours After His Death
Young Dolph was fatally shot at Makeda's Cookies in Memphis on WednesdayA little over 24 hours after Young Dolph was killed outside of a cookie shop in Memphis, another man was shot next door to the business.
, including Megan Thee Stallion and Chance the Rapper.
"God bless Dolph Real independent Memphis rapper born in Chicago," tweeted Chance the Rapper. "Loved by millions of ppl. Always showed love everytime I seen him this is tragic... God bless his family man."
Megan Thee Stallion, who collaborated with Dolph on his 2020 single "RNB", shared a tribute on, reading: "Everybody that know me knows I play this man music EVERY DAY!
"He was so genuine so real so kind to me and tfarris always !!! Rest In Peace to a real legend."
The family's statement also included a quote from Rudyard Kipling, which reads: "If you can talk with the crowd and keep your virtue, or walk with Kings—nor lose the common touch; If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you; If all men count with you, but none too much; If you can fill the unforgiving minute with 60 seconds worth of distance run—Yours is the earth and everything that's in it, And—which is more—you'll be a man my son."
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.
Tennessee Rep. Calls for Curfew Following Young Dolph Shooting .
Witnesses told police that someone drove up and shot the 36-year-old rapper outside a Memphis bakery. Memphis police are currently searching for the shooter. They have asked for the public's help for any information.Police haven't mentioned a suspected motive for the crime. The rapper had been in Memphis since Monday visiting an aunt with cancer, according to The Daily Memphian."This shooting is another example of the senseless gun violence we are experiencing locally and nationwide," Memphis Police Chief CJ Davis said in a statement issued Wednesday afternoon.