A suspect in the murder of Memphis rapper Young Dolph has been named Justin Johnson; whose currently on the run. Apparently, just after authorities issued an arrest warrant in first degree murder of Memphis rapper, Young Dolph on Nov. 15. the suspect took off to an undisclosed location. The ‘Play Wit Your B***h’ hitmaker was shot and killed while visiting his hometown in Memphis.
Reward Issued For Locating Justin Johnson
To speed things up, law enforcement is offering a max $15,000 reward for anyone with information leading to the whereabouts of Johnson. According to ABC24; Johnson, 23, is 5’8; weighs about 190 pounds; and has a tattoo with the name “Jaiya” on his right arm. And anyone with information on the man’s disclosed locations is encouraged to call the U.S. Marshals at 901-275-4562, 901-601-1575, or 731-571-0280. Moreover, anonymous tips can be reported on the U.S. Marshals Tip App as well.
Footage Showed Two Suspects
Initially, police believed there to be two suspects involved in the fatal shooting. Because the surveillance showed two men with guns aiming at an object or person; near Young Dolph’s white mercedes.
Please see the attached photos of the suspects and suspect vehicle from the 2370 Airways Boulevard murder.— Memphis Police Dept (@MEM_PoliceDept) November 18, 2021
Anyone with any information is urged to call CrimeStoppers at 901-528-CASH. pic.twitter.com/LzYLPJLlOc
Police say the suspects pulled up to Makeda’s Cookies in Dolph’s Mercedes; ran up to the front of the bakery and opened fire. After that, police believe the murder to be intentional; as Dolph was rich and famous, with several musical hits. On top of that, the 35 year old’s net worth was $3 mil. However, it’s unclear on how the two men acquired Dolph’s vehicle.
The Community Embraces Young Dolph With A Renamed Street
The Billboard 100 Charts topper and philanthropist was honored at a memorial that renamed the street after him he was murdered on. On the day of the shooting; he was with his family there to do his annual turkey distribution for the holidays. Nonetheless, he made a pit stop at his favorite bakery; Makeda’s Butter Cookies where his car was stolen and he was fatally shot and killed.
During the ceremony, the rapper’s 7-year-old son stood on a ladder and pulled a string to remove the cover off the brown and gold street sign near Dunn Ave. The sign near Memphis International Airport now bears the rap artist’s real name, Adolph Thornton Jr.
Sadly, he leaves behind his girlfriend, a son and four siblings.