Young Dolph death: Three men arrested in connection to the fatal shooting
19 November 2021, 17:13
Since the shooting on Wednesday, three men have been arrested after shots rang out at Young Dolph’s memorial on Thursday night
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Three men have been arrested after shots rang out at the late rapper's memorial on Thursday night.
Memphis Police is reporting that one man was shot as a result. Young Dolph – whose real name was Adolph Robert Thornton Jr. — was shot and killed at Makeda's Butter Cookies in his hometown of Memphis on Wednesday (Nov 17).
Tweeting this morning that they arrested Terrance Jones, 23, Jailon Nelvis, 19, and Tavis McQueen, 22, in connection with the Thursday night memorial shooting, it appears that the men featured are unrelated to Young Dolph's murder.
Terrance Jones, 23, Jailon Nelvis, 19, and Tavis McQueen, 22, were all arrested and charged in connection with this shooting.— Memphis Police Dept (@MEM_PoliceDept) November 19, 2021
There is no evidence that this shooting is related to the previous shooting on Airways. pic.twitter.com/VbU0vlMHe9
The cookie store owner Maurice Hill told FOX 13 News that the 36-year-old rapper walked into the store to buy cookies, then a vehicle pulled up and fired shots through the window, striking and killing him. Footage which was shared on social media showed Dolph’s camouflage coloured Lamborghini, which was parked outside of the bakery.
His longtime girlfriend Mia Jaye spoke out, breaking her silence on Instagram about his passing.
Mia Jaye, the mother of his daughter Aria and son Tre Tre, expressed her grief and loss in a series of posts on her IG Stories, which comes a day after he was murdered in a cookie store in Memphis.
Sharing a heartbreaking video of the late rapper exercising with their daughter, Mia Jaye captioned it: “Question is… How am I going to tell to my babies that daddy is never coming home? “#prayforme”.
In another post, she declared her love for him, writing: “God give me strength…Adolph I love you with all my heart and soul.”
“Thank you to everyone for all of your prayers, love, support, calls, messages… I may not see them all but when my eyes are not full of tears, I catch a few…,” Jaye wrote.
“Nonetheless, all the genuine positive vibes, energy and prayers are welcome…because Lord knows I need them.”
According to his cousin, Young Dolph was in town visiting an aunt who has cancer, and was also giving out Thanksgiving turkeys according to The Daily Memphian.
“This shooting is another example of the senseless gun violence we are experiencing locally and nationwide. Our hearts go out to the Thornton family and all who are affected by this horrific act of violence,” police chief Cerelyn “CJ” Davis told CNN.
Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland released a statement on Young Dolph's death, writing: “The tragic shooting death of rap artist Young Dolph serves as another reminder of the pain that violent crime brings with it.”
According to Memphis police, one man was wounded, and his injuries are non-life-threatening. Cops are currently on the scene where the gunshots rang out, which happened to be about a mile away from Young Dolph's memorial.
Two suspects were detained immediately. A third suspect was caught after a short chase.
R.I.P Young Dolph.
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