MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE — Three separate law enforcement sources confirmed to FOX13 Wednesday afternoon that rapper Young Dolph was shot and killed in Memphis.
Maurice Hill, the owner of Makeda’s Butter Cookies, the shop where the shooting occurred, stated that Young Dolph, 36, entered the store to purchase cookies. Someone then drove up and shot and killed him at the bakery in South
Memphis around 1 p.m. on Wednesday.
According to FOX13 crews, Yound Dolph’s Lamborghini was parked in the bakery’s parking lot.
Adolph Robert Thornton, Jr., the rapper’s real name, is well-known in the Memphis community.
King of Memphis, his debut studio album, was released in 2016.
According to reports from the scene, a large crowd gathered around, with some people crying on the ground.
Young Dolph is well-known in Memphis for distributing turkeys during the Thanksgiving season through the Memphis Athletic Ministries charity, speaking to schoolchildren, and donating money to his former high school Hamilton High School.
At this point, police have not released any information about the shooter.