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US Tennessee Rep. Calls for Curfew Following Young Dolph Shooting

03:35  18 november  2021
03:35  18 november  2021 Source:   newsweek.com

Rapper Young Dolph gunned down in Memphis

  Rapper Young Dolph gunned down in Memphis Rapper Young Dolph was shot and killed in Memphis, Tenn., Wednesday afternoon, law enforcement sources confirmed to multiple media outlets. Makeda's Butter Cookies owner Maurice Hill told Fox affiliate WHBQ that Young Dolph, who was born Adolph Robert Thornton, Jr., walked into his bakery around 1 p.m. local time, at which point someone drove up and gunned the rapper down.On the scene of a shooting on Airways. I'm hearing Memphis rapper Young Dolph may be a victim in the shooting. Shooting happened at Makeda's Cookies. pic.twitter.com/Dw1nTcKV3C- Jeremy Pierre FOX13 (@JeremypierreFOX) November 17, 2021"One male victim was located and was pronounced dead.

London Lamar, a Democratic member of the Tennessee state House of Representatives, has called for a curfew in the city of Memphis after the Wednesday death of rapper Young Dolph.

London Lamar, a Democratic member of the Tennessee state House of Representatives, has called for a curfew in the city of Memphis after the Wednesday shooting murder of rapper Young Dolph. In this photo, Dolph performs on stage during the Parking Lot Concert series at Gateway Center Arena on August 23, 2020 in College Park, Georgia. © Paras Griffin/Getty London Lamar, a Democratic member of the Tennessee state House of Representatives, has called for a curfew in the city of Memphis after the Wednesday shooting murder of rapper Young Dolph. In this photo, Dolph performs on stage during the Parking Lot Concert series at Gateway Center Arena on August 23, 2020 in College Park, Georgia.

"I'm making the suggestion to the @CityOfMemphis (and the Memphis City Council) to implement a citywide curfew!!" Lamar wrote in a Wednesday afternoon tweet, following reports of the rapper's fatal shooting.

Rapper Young Dolph dies at 36 in Memphis shooting

  Rapper Young Dolph dies at 36 in Memphis shooting Rapper Young Dolph was killed in a shooting near a well-known bakery in Memphis on Wednesday, his lawyer confirmed. He was 36. © Provided by NBC News Young Dolph, whose name is Adolph Robert Thornton, Jr., was in Memphis for his annual Thanksgiving giveaway, attorney Scott Hall told NBC News. He was on his way to the event to hand out turkeys when he stopped at the bakery and was fatally shot, Hall said. Memphis Police Department Chief CJ Davis said in a statement Wednesday that officers responded to the shooting at 12:24 p.m. at an address on Airways Boulevard, southeast of downtown Memphis.

The 36-year-old rapper, whose birth name is Adolph Robert Thornton Jr., was shot Wednesday at Makeda's Homemade Cookies, a bakery near Memphis International Airport, by someone who drove up to the eatery, witnesses told police. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

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.

Young Dolph Visited Cookie Store 'Every Time' He Came Home, Video Posted Days Before Death Reveals

  Young Dolph Visited Cookie Store 'Every Time' He Came Home, Video Posted Days Before Death Reveals Makeda's Cookies had shared a video of their famous customer stopping by less than a week before he was shot outside the storeYoung Dolph was a regular customer at the cookie shop where he was fatally shot in Memphis on Wednesday.

"Our hearts go out to the Thorton family and all who are affected by this horrific act," Davis' statement continued. "We are also dedicated to bringing those responsible for today's shooting to justice."

Just last week, Makeda's Homemade Cookies posted an Instagram video in which the rapper mentioned how he visits the bakery whenever he's in Memphis.

Young Dolph developed a positive local profile for handing out turkeys around Thanksgiving through the Memphis Athletic Ministries charity, news station WHBQ-TV reported. He also donated money and spoke to students at his alma mater Hamilton High School.

The rapper survived previous shootings. He was shot several times during a September 2017 fight outside of a Los Angeles hotel, WHBQ reported.

In February, his sports utility vehicle (SUV) was shot over 100 times during his visit to Charlotte, North Carolina. He survived because his SUV had bulletproof panels, The Commercial Appeal reported. The incident formed the basis for his song "100 Shots."

Man shot near Young Dolph memorial as mourners gather to pay tribute to slain artist

  Man shot near Young Dolph memorial as mourners gather to pay tribute to slain artist A man was injured in a shooting near the memorial site for rapper Young Dolph on Thursday, just one day after the artist was gunned down at a well-known Tenness ee bakery. © Provided by NBC News The Memphis Police Department said the man was shot in the 2600 block of Airways Boulevard and was listed as “non-critical." The victim was not identified. The violence unfolded as mourners gathered Thursday around Makeda’s Homemade Butter Cookies, the site where the 36-year-old rapper, whose name was Adolph Thornton Jr., was killed Wednesday. The store is in the 2300 block of Airways Boulevard.

In a Wednesday evening tweet following the rapper's murder, music producer Omen wrote, "we losing too many black men to poor health, racism, jail, etc. already. we gotta find a way to heal and not add to that with our own violence. prayers for young dolph family and friends. RIP."

The rapper's music mentioned his life as a drug dealer on the Memphis streets. He had grown up in the city since the age of two, the Associated Press reported.

Newsweek contacted the Memphis Police Department for comment.

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Young Dolph's Family Shares Pain of Losing Rapper Following His Death Aged 36 .
The Memphis rapper, who had two children, was shot dead at a cookie shop in the city on November 17.Dolph—whose real name was Adolph Robert Thornton Jr.—was fatally shot at a Memphis cookie shop on November 17.

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