On the internet, rapper Young Dolph can be seen sitting and gesturing on the hood of his beloved C8 Corvette Stingray – distinctively wrapped in camo with blue stripes, black and blue rims, and a Tension Blue interior.
Wednesday, however, his Corvette could be seen sitting on a flatbed as it was being towed from the scene of his fatal shooting on Airways Boulevard in South Memphis.
Sadly, the 36-year-old rapper had been shot dead inside his favorite cookie store – Makeda’s Homemade Cookies. In fact, a video on the store’s Instagram account shows Young Dolph hopping into his car with a handful of chocolate chip cookies “straight out the oven” and “all he came for.”
Shocked fans flocked to the scene of the shooting, and police set up barricades to keep them at a distance.
Family and friends said Young Dolph was in Memphis to give away turkeys to needy families, and he had also visited West Cancer Center to encourage staff and patients.
Memphis Police investigators have not offered a motive or suspect information.
Amid fears of possible retaliation shooting Wednesday night, Memphis Police Department Chief Cerelyn C.J. Davis advised citizens to stay home, issuing this 6:30 p.m. statement: “Tonight we strongly encourage everyone to stay home if you do not have to be out.”
The statement continued: “We also strongly encourage everyone to remain calm as we actively perform our investigation. The Memphis Police Department is providing an increased presence in areas of the city that might be directly impacted by this unfortunate incident.”
The chief said the department is “committed to working with the community to stop these senseless murders. We are also committed to bringing those responsible for today’s shooting and others to justice.”
Davis urged anyone with information to call Crime Stoppers at 901-528-2274.
As of Wednesday, 283 homicides have been reported in Memphis in 2021.
Here is another video of the C8 on the flatbed:
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