Rapper Young Dolph shot and killed in Memphis, law enforcement sources confirm

Three independent law enforcement sources confirmed to FOX13 that rapper Young Dolph was shot and killed in Memphis Wednesday afternoon.

 

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.

 

The rapper, whose real name is Adolph Robert Thornton, Jr. is well known in the Memphis community.

 

As FOX13 crews reported from the scene, a massive crowd gathered around, some people laying on the ground in tears.

 

Young Dolph is well known for handing out turkeys around Thanksgiving in Memphis, speaking to school children and donating money to his alma mater Hamilton High School.

 

No information about the shooter has been released by police at this point.

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