Three independent law enforcement sources confirmed to FOX13 and TMZ that rapper Young Dolph was shot and killed in Memphis Wednesday afternoon, November 17.
Maurice Hill, the owner of the shop where the shooting happened, Makeda’s Butter Cookies, told FOX13 his employees said Young Dolph, 36, walked into the store to buy cookies. Someone then drove up and then shot and killed him around 1 p.m. on Wednesday at the bakery in South Memphis.
Young Dolph’s Lamborghini sat in the parking lot of the bakery when FOX13 crews arrived.
The rapper has been targeted in the past. Back in 2017, he was struck by multiple bullets outside a shoe store in Hollywood, getting hit in the arms and buttocks, requiring surgery.
Young Dolph, who was born Adolph Robert Thornton, Jr., released his first mixtape Paper Route Campaign in 2009. A prolific recording artist, he would go on to garner regional acclaim for his steady output, including the High Class Street Music mixtape series that caught the attention of hip-hop stars like Gucci Mane.
Dolph leaves behind a son and a daughter. He was only 36.