By | January 12, 2022


Younger Dolph was gunned down on Nov. 17, 2021, in his hometown of Memphis.

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Younger Dolph was gunned down on Nov. 17, 2021, in his hometown of Memphis.

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INDIANAPOLIS — A Tennessee man wished within the deadly taking pictures of rapper Younger Dolph in his hometown of Memphis was captured Tuesday in Indiana, whereas one other man was indicted on homicide prices, authorities mentioned.

A grand jury indicted Cornelius Smith, 32, on first-degree homicide and different prices within the taking pictures that killed Younger Dolph, the Shelby County, Tennessee, District Lawyer’s Workplace mentioned. Smith, who was arrested final month on an auto-theft warrant involving the automobile utilized in Younger Dolph’s killing, was being held with out bond.

Individually, the U.S. Marshals Service mentioned Justin Johnson, 23, was arrested after a homicide warrant was issued for him earlier this month. The company didn’t say the place in Indiana that Johnson was discovered.

Younger Dolph, whose actual identify was Adolph Thornton Jr., was gunned down in a daylight ambush at a well-liked cookie store on Nov. 17.

U.S. Marshal Tyreece Miller, Memphis Police Chief C. J. Davis and Shelby County District Lawyer Basic Amy Weirich mentioned they’d maintain a joint press convention Wednesday to offer extra particulars.

The taking pictures shocked Memphis and shocked the leisure world. Metropolis officers and group activists pointed to the killing as an emblem of the hazards of gun violence in Memphis, the place greater than 300 homicides have been reported final 12 months.

Identified for his depictions of powerful road life and his impartial method to the music enterprise, Younger Dolph was admired for charitable works in Memphis. He organized Thanksgiving meals giveaways, donated 1000’s of {dollars} to excessive faculties, and paid lease and lined funeral prices for individuals within the Castalia Heights neighborhood the place he was raised. When he was killed, the 36-year-old rapper was in Memphis handy out Thanksgiving turkeys and go to a most cancers middle.

A personal funeral was held on Nov. 30 and a piece of a road within the neighborhood the place he grew up was renamed for him on Dec. 15. He additionally was honored at a public celebration at FedExForum, the house of the NBA’s Memphis Grizzles and the College of Memphis males’s basketball crew.

Younger Dolph was born in Chicago and moved to Memphis along with his dad and mom when he was 2. He launched quite a few mixtapes, beginning with 2008′s “Paper Route Marketing campaign,” and a number of studio albums, together with his 2016 debut “King of Memphis.” He additionally collaborated on different mixtapes and albums with fellow rappers Key Glock, Megan Thee Stallion, T.I., Gucci Mane, 2 Chainz and others.

He had three albums attain the highest 10 on the Billboard 200, with 2020′s “Wealthy Slave” peaking at No. 4.

Younger Dolph had survived earlier shootings. He was shot a number of instances in September 2017 after a combat exterior a Los Angeles resort. In February of that 12 months, his SUV was shot at in Charlotte, North Carolina, greater than 100 instances. That was the inspiration for the music “100 Photographs.”

He mentioned he survived as a result of he had bulletproof panels in his automobile.

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