The name of a man wanted in connection with the murder of Memphis rapper Young Dolph has been released by authorities. According to the US Marshals Service, Justin Johnson is suspected for the homicide.
Justin Johnson is now on the Wanted List
According to the US Marshals Service, Justin Johnson, 23, is accused of shooting Young Dolph, whose real identity is Adolph Robert Thorton Jr., to death on Nov. 17, 2021, at Makeda’s Homemade Cookies.
Johnson is arrested for first-degree murder in the killing of Young Dolph, according to the US Marshals, who are working on the case alongside Memphis Police and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.
Since Johnson has managed to elude capture, government agencies are now considering a combined reward of $15,000 for information leading to his arrest, according to the US Marshals.
The TBI has added Johnson to its “Most Wanted” list. Johnson is 23 years old, stands around 5-foot-8 and weighs 190 pounds, and has the name “Jaiya” tattooed on his right arm, according to the US Marshals.
Johnson also stands accused of attempted first-degree murder and theft of items worth $10,000 to $60,000, in addition to the first-degree murder charge.
Johnson has ties to major criminal organizations, according to law enforcement, and should be regarded armed and dangerous.
Young Dolph in his last moment
On Nov. 17, 2021, Young Dolph was shot dead in plain view at Makeda’s Homemade Cookies in Memphis, his hometown.
Two men drove up to the bakery in a white Mercedes, hopped out, sprinted passed Young Dolph’s camouflage Corvette, up to the bakery window, and began fire.
Young Dolph had died by the time help came.
On Saturday, Nov. 20 near the 1100 block of Bradley in Orange Mound, Memphis Police discovered the automobile driven by the suspects in Young Dolph’s shooting.
Memphis Police found the car driven by the suspects in Young Dolph’s shooting on Saturday, Nov. 20 in the 1100 block Bradley in Orange Mound.
On Wednesday, Nov. 24 — one week after the rapper’s death — Young Dolph’s family released a statement.
“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.”
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