On Wednesday, 36-year-old Young Dolph, lost his life, in his hometown of Memphis. The “Preach” rapper went on to be shot and killed, on the south side of the city, while in Makeda’s Homemade Butter Cookies.
Dolph was said to have been inside, purchasing cookies, for his mother. His camo car was seen parked outside of the store, and was initially reported to have been a victim in a shooting, that took place. Fox 13 Memphis went on to reveal that it was in fact, the star rapper.
On the scene of a shooting on Airways. I’m hearing Memphis rapper Young Dolph may be a victim in the shooting. Shooting happened at Makeda’s Cookies. pic.twitter.com/Dw1nTcKV3C
— Jeremy Pierre FOX13 (@JeremypierreFOX) November 17, 2021
Surveillance Stills Display Alleged Shooters
According to TMZ, surveillance stills are now out, and it appears to show the two individuals, who opened fire on Dolph. Grey sweatpants, hats and jackets were worn, along with COVID-19-style medical masks, to cover their faces.
The firearms that these two males had, are reportedly a pistol and a Draco AK-47 pistol. Shortly after shots were fired, a Makeda’s employee reportedly said that they took off, in a light-colored Mercedes-Benz. Dolph’s attorney, Scott Hall, confirmed that Dolph was going to attend a turkey giveaway, after purchasing the cookies.
Police release surveillance of shooters in Young Dolph murder. RIP 💔 pic.twitter.com/fVPhrwgSCP
— SAY CHEESE! 👄🧀 (@SaycheeseDGTL) November 18, 2021
Makeda’s Has Since Been Boarded Up
In the aftermath of the Young Dolph killing, Makeda’s Cookies has been boarded up. This is one of the most popular businesses in Memphis, and with the death of one of the city’s most beloved celebrities, it appears that they are taking a brief break. Customers who’d still like to support the business, can send donations, Via CashApp, to $CookieQueen99
Makeda’s Cookies is a Black and woman owned business. They are boarded up and closed due to the shooting of #YoungDolph @ their store. You can support the family through this with donations via cashapp to the matriarch Ms. Pamela Hill at $cookiequeen99. pic.twitter.com/lolSdxMXTC
— Tami Sawyer (@tamisawyer) November 18, 2021
Memphis Police Have Been On High Alert, For Fears Of Retaliation
Prior to Dolph’s death, he had been involved in a feud, for over five years, with fellow Memphis hip-hop star, Yo Gotti. Dolph allegedly turned down a record deal offer from Gotti, in 2014, and the two haven’t seen eye to eye since. Gotti and his crew have been rumored to be involved in shootings that Dolph escaped from in the past, but those involvements were never confirmed.
After this shooting that did take Dolph’s life, many were quick to assume that Gotti was involved this time. It got to a point where Memphis police are guarding his Prive restaurant, in Memphis. This is due to concerns of possible retaliations for Dolph, despite Gotti not even being name as a suspect.
Yo Gotti’s artist, Blac Youngsta, who is another successful rapper from Memphis, was also involved in a rumor that his grandmother’s home was shot at. This has since been denied, by a rep for him.
— Jelisa Raquel (@JelisaRaquel) November 17, 2021