Three men have been arrested in connection with a shooting that took place at the memorial site for gunned-down rapper Young Dolph. Dolph was shot and killed in front of Makeda’s cookie shop in Memphis, Tennessee. The site became a makeshift memorial, as fans paid tribute to the fallen musician. The murder and subsequent shootings sent shockwaves through the hip-hop community.

One man was shot in the leg in an attack that took place the day following Young Dolph’s murder. He is expected to make a full recovery. Memphis police were already on the scene at the memorial site at the time of the shooting and quickly sprang into action.

Now, the Memphis Police department is reporting the identities of the men who were arrested. The department’s Twitter post named 23-year-old Terrance Jones, 19-year-old Jailon Nelvis, and Tavis McQueen, 22 as those arrested in connection with the shooting. They say there’s no evidence that the shootings were connected.

“Officers are on the scene of a shooting at 2630 Airways. One male was shot and is listed as non-critical. Officers immediately detained two suspects, and a third was detained at Kerr and Mississippi after a brief pursuit. The cause of this shooting is under investigation.”


The cops pursued the Nissan where the shot was fired from. The vehicle ultimately crashed. The suspects tossed their handguns. They were arrested shortly thereafter.

The shooting traumatized workers at the cookie store, a favorite of the slain rapper. Police continue to search for the person or persons who shot Young Dolph. He only 36-years-old.

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Michael Perry

Michael Perry is a news contributor for Ringside News and Thirsty for News. Michael has an M.A. in Communication Technology from Point Park University in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA.

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