Police in Memphis have released the name of the man who they believe is responsible for the shooting death of rapper Young Dolph.
According to Fox 13 in Memphis, 23-year-old Justin Johnson is wanted for murder after being accused of shooting and killing Young Dolph, whose real name is Adolph Robert Thornton Jr.
Dolph, 36, was gunned down on November 17th, 2021 at Makeda’s Homemade Cookies in his hometown of Memphis, Tennessee during a routine visit. Two masked gunmen were captured on surveillance cameras before they fled the scene in a white Mercedes Benz.
The U.S. Marshals, who are working on the case with the Memphis Police and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, said that Johnson is wanted for first-degree murder for Young Dolph’s death.
According to the U.S. Marshals, because Johnson is on the run, law enforcement agencies are offering a $15,000 reward for any information that leads to his arrest.
Johnson is about 5-foot-8, 190 pounds and has the name “Jaiya” tattooed on his right arm, officials said.
According to police, Johnson has ties to organized criminal gangs and should be considered armed and dangerous.
Anyone with any information about Johnson’s current whereabouts are encouraged to call the U.S. Marshals at 901-275-4562, 901-601-1575 or 731-571-0280.