The Memphis Police Department has released surveillance photos of two suspects wanted in the shooting death of rapper Young Dolph. He was buying cookies at a well-known Memphis bakery on Wednesday. In the photos, one suspect was holding a semi-automatic rifle. The other aims a handgun into the bakery.
Memphis police revealed that the shooters drove in a white, two-door Mercedes Benz before running past Young Dolph’s car and shooting into the cookie shop. Investigators say the two suspects shot him several times, eventually fleeing. Young Dolph was pronounced dead at the scene. No arrests have been made yet after his death and police say the investigation is ongoing.
Young Dolph’s family has broken their silence regarding the murder of the 36-year-old rapper/CEO. In an emailed statement, they started with a quote from Jungle Book author Rudyard Kipling as they tried to express the amount of pain they’re currently experiencing.
“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. 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.”
Meanwhile, the Memphis Police Department is asking the community for patience as they work on solving the case. “Right now, I think the community needs to understand that social media is fueling with a number of rumors and innuendo not just about this investigation but various other investigations,” she said. “Trust that we are working on this case and we don’t really have any updated information that we can share right now.” “We are always concerned about the public and we want them to know that we believe the community is safe when it relates to this particular case.” Chief CJ Davis said.
We will continue monitoring this ongoing story here at Thirsty.