Young Dolph was shot and killed outside of a Memphis bakery on Nov. 17. An arrest warrant has been issued for a 23-year-old Tennessee man named Justin Johnson in connection with the fatal shooting.
The suspected killer of Young Dolph is still on the run, days after vowing to turn himself in. He was expected to surrender on Monday (January 10) but has decided not to show up. The Memphis Police Department and U.S. Marshals are still on a nationwide manhunt for the alleged murderer.
According to Fox13 Memphis, an attorney expected to represent Johnson said he was unaware of any plan by Johnson to turn himself in. Earlier he pleaded guilty to three counts of aggravated assault after shooting three people at a bowling alley in early 2017. He was allowed to roam freely even after being charged with crimes of that caliber.
Documents show, just months after he was released, Johnson was arrested again for having guns and drugs. Memphis’ mayor Strickland hopes Tennessee legislators would approve a bill to strengthen the penalty for aggravated assault.
Officials say Johnson is facing charges of first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder and theft of property between $10,000 and $60,000. Johnson was also photographed next to Young Dolph, making it clear they had crossed paths before. A $15,000 reward has been offered for information leading to an arrest.
A private funeral was held for Young Dolph on Nov. 30. To honor his death, a section of a street in the neighborhood where he grew up was renamed for him on Dec. 15. People are still disturbed at the fact that a person with such a criminal record is out there in the streets. We need law and enforcement to be more meticulous when dealing with crimes like these.
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