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Rapper Young Dolph Shot Dead At Cookie Store In Memphis, Tennessee

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Rapper Young Dolph was shot and killed in a Memphis cookie shop on Wednesday, law enforcement sources confirmed.

The rapper, whose real name is Adolph Robert Thornton, Jr., walked into Makeda’s Butter Cookies in Memphis, Tennessee, when employees said someone drove up and fatal shot him through the windows, Maurice Hill, the owner of the shop said.

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Memphis Police said in a statement said that officers were on the scene at the address of the cookie shop, but did not confirm if the male victim was Thorton, who was 36.

“At 12:24 pm, Officers responded to the scene of a shooting at 2370 Airways,” a spokesperson with the department said in the statement. “One male victim was located and was pronounced dead at the scene. No suspect info is available at this time.”

“We will confirm the ID on the victim once the next of kin notification process has been completed,” the spokesperson continued.

A Lamborghini belonging to Young Dolph was in the parking lot of the retail shop when local news crews arrived. A large crowd also gathered to the scene, with some people in tears.

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Born in Chicago, Thorton moved to Memphis at a young age. He was cousins with the late musician Juice Wrld, known for his 2018 single “Lucid Dreams.”

The Memphis-based rapper released his debut album, “King of Memphis,” in 2016, which peaked in the top 50 on the Billboard 200 at the time. He is best known for his 2020 album “Rich Slave,” his fifth solo studio album.

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