Indiana Captures Second Suspect in Young Dolph Murder

According to the U.S., a suspect in the November shooting death in Memphis of rapper Young Dolph was captured in Indiana on Thursday afternoon. Marshals Service.

Justin Johnson, the suspect, was identified as a person-of-interest Jan. 5, and a reward offered for information leading him to arrest. Johnson —  an aspiring rapper who used the name Straight Drop — had posted on his Instagram account over the weekend that he was innocent and would be turning himself in Monday, but had failed to do so, according to news accounts.

Cornelius Smith (32), was also in custody. He has been charged with first-degree murder. Smith was detained in Mississippi, December 9.

“After a coordinated investigation by the U.S. Marshals Two Rivers Violent Fugitive Task Force and the Great Lakes Regional Fugitive Task Force, Justin Johnson was captured today around 3:00 p.m. (C.S.T.) in Indiana,”A press release issued by the Marshals Service on Tuesday night said so.

Officials stated that additional information will be made public at a press conference on Wednesday.

Young Dolph, legally known as Adolph Thornton Jr., was killed by masked assailants while he was visiting his Memphis store, Makeda’s Homemade Butter Cookies, on Nov. 17. Surveillance footage shows the shooters escaping and getting back in a getaway car.

Johnson’s previous record includes having pleaded guilty to three counts of aggravated assault after shooting three people at a bowling alley in 2017, but he is reported to have been released from prison not long after that conviction.

TMZ had earlier reportedStraight Drop, aka Johnson had released a music visual for his song “Going Straight In” that included footage shot at the same home where the getaway car from Young Dolph’s murder had been located by police. The music video was uploaded on Nov. 21st, four days after the murder.

“Turning myself in Monday,”Johnson had posted Saturday. “I’m innocent. I’ll be back sooner than you can blink.”

 

 

 

 

 

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