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JUST IN: Both men captured and arrested by U.S. Marshals of the murder of Memphis rapper Young Dolph


Update: Young Dolph's suspected killer just turned himself in to law enforcement.

Both suspects arrested for the murder of rap star Young Dolph

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Both of the gunmen wanted for the murder of Memphis rapper Young Dolph are now in custody, law enforcement sources confirmed to WHBQ-TV early Tuesday evening.


According to the press release, Johnson, 23, was captured around 3:00 p.m. The second suspect, Cornelius Smith, 32, was indicted on first-degree murder, according to District Attorney General Amy. P Wierich.


Smith was in DeSoto County Jail in Hernando for a previous arrest and was later transferred to Shelby County Jail on Tuesday.


Smith was arrested on Dec. 9 in Southaven, Mississippi for an auto-theft warrant, which involved the white vehicle that was believed to be the getaway car in Young Dolph’s murder. According to the press release, the white vehicle was carjacked on Nov. 10 at a gas station on Kirby Road.


He is currently being held without bond.

Dolph was pronounced dead at the scene. He was 36.


Dolph was shot last year on Nov. 17 while inside Makeda’s Homemade Butter Cookies in Memphis. Surveillance footage captured two masked gunmen firing at the late rapper before fleeing in a car. Authorities say the investigation is ongoing, and have yet to make any arrests in connection to the killing.

via WREG News Channel 3


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