By Victor Trammell
Turns out, deceased Southern rapper Young Dolph wasn’t engaging in a violent altercation or doing anything that would have brought about his death.
In fact, he was doing something that many of today’s “Black leaders” urge their people to do: Supporting a Black-owned business.
Three separate law enforcement sources confirmed to the local FOX13 news station on Wednesday afternoon (November 17) that rapper Adolph “Young Dolph” Thornton was shot and murdered in Memphis.
Maurice Hill, the proprietor of Makeda’s Butter Cookies, where the incident occurred, told FOX13 that his workers said that Young Dolph, 36, entered the business to purchase cookies. Someone then drove-up to the South Memphis bakery and shot and murdered him.
Memphis police published early details on the incident just before 5 p.m. Officers said that although the investigation indicates that Young Dolph is the victim, the identification procedure has not been finished.
At this moment, officials have not revealed any information on the shooter.
Police described the shooting as “senseless” and expressed their condolences to the Thornton family and all others impacted by the heinous act of violence. The statement concluded by stating that police are dedicated to preventing future situations of this kind.
Returning to the site, hundreds of people gathered to the area as global news broke. Tensions erupted and raw passion erupted. People wept on the ground. Some bystanders demanded a stop to gun violence and a return to peace. Others cursed and voiced outrage about the Memphis icon’s demise.
At times, anarchy reigned. An automobile with a male victim inside who was obviously shot sped toward the murder scene. Paramedics escorted the guy away on a stretcher.
Police labored for hours to disperse the gathering while attempting to make sense of the unfortunate incident. Airways Boulevard, a key thoroughfare in Memphis, was closed throughout the inquiry.
The rap superstar from Memphis was no stranger to the bakery. Young Dolph was there a week before he was shot to death, sharing love and promoting the company.
When local news crews arrived, his camouflage Corvette was parked in the bakery’s parking lot. It was towed hours later. As the automobile was seized by authorities, videos of it became viral on TikTok.
Hundreds of individuals have sent comments seeking clarification.