Memphis, Tennessee – Wednesday, November 17th Police responded to 2370 Airways Blvd. to Makeda’s Cookies, in Memphis, where they found that 36-year-old Adolph Robert Thornton, Jr., known as Young Dolph, had been shot and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Locals quickly recognized his camouflage car parked outside the cookie shop, which is reported to be a place he visited often, and video shows several windows shattered out of the front of the building.
A large crowd gathered around the location and the road was closed for several hours while the death was investigated. The crowd grew to around a thousand people, and police moved in barricades and expanded the scene several times.
The Memphis Police have since released a photo of two individuals who allegedly stood outside the business, shooting through the window striking Mr. Thornton.
As fears of possible retaliation shootings spread, the Memphis Police Department chief Cerelyn C.J. Davis issued an extraordinary advisory to citizens of the city shortly after 6:30 p.m.: “Tonight we strongly encourage everyone to stay home if you do not have to be out.”
There were other reported shootings since, but none have been linked to this case as retaliation.
Young Dolph, who called Memphis his hometown, has collaborated with artists such as Megan Thee Stallion and Gucci Mane.
Memphis Police are seeking any information on the situation and the public’s help to identify those involved. Anyone with information is asked to reach out to the police department.
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