Memphis Rapper Young Dolph Shot & Killed In Memphis, At Age 36
Young Dolph, a popular Memphis rapper, was gunned down in his own hometown.
TMZ and Fox13 have confirmed that rapper Young Dolph was shot and killed in Memphis on Wednesday, November 17.
According to Fox 13, the 36-year-old rapper was walking inside Makeda’s Butter Cookies bakery when someone opened fire on him.
He has previously been the target of an assassination attempt. He was shot by numerous bullets outside a shoe store in Hollywood in 2017, injuring his arms and buttocks necessitating surgery.
Earlier this year, Dolph’s SUV was also shot over 100 times while he was in Charlotte, NC.
Young Dolph, whose birth name is Adolph Robert Thornton Jr., was born in Chicago but moved with his family to Memphis when he was a toddler.
Young Dolph is a well-known figure in the Memphis community for distributing turkeys on Thanksgiving, addressing school kids, and donating money to his old high school, Hamilton High School.
Dolph’s debut record, which was released in 2016, was entitled “King of Memphis.”
A man was fatally shot at a cookie store in Memphis, Tennessee, on Wednesday, according to reports from The Memphis Police Department. A police spokesperson said an identification is pending notification of the victim’s relatives.
A camouflage vehicle, similar to the color palette used by Young Dolph, can be seen outside the cookie shop.
Makeda’s Cookies uploaded a video of the rapper on Instagram just last week, announcing that he visits the store “every time he comes home.”
“This is all I came for,” he announced, flashing his chocolate chip cookies.
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