‘Lower profile’ Memphis rapper arrested in Young Dolph murder

A Tennessee rapper accused of murdering Youthful Dolph in November was arrested by federal authorities Tuesday afternoon.

Justin Johnson, 23, allegedly shot the 36-calendar year-old “RNB” rapper, whose true identify is Adolph Thornton Jr., within a Memphis bakery on Nov. 17, US Marshals claimed final week.

Two masked gunman fled the bakery in a Mercedes Benz tied to a different capturing next the brazen broad daylight hit, surveillance footage showed.

Johnson was arrested on a 1st-degree murder warrant all over 3 p.m. at an undisclosed area in Indiana, according to a Tuesday news launch from the feds.

Marshals mentioned that Johnson, who raps below the identify Straight Dropp, was not as productive in the audio enterprise as the late “Preach” recording artist, who survived a 2017 capturing at the palms of rivals.

Young Dolph performs at The Parking Lot Concert in Atlanta in 2020.
Younger Dolph was shot and killed November 17.
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Justin Johnson mugshot.
Justin Johnson has been arrested for the murder of rapper Youthful Dolph.
AP / US Marshals Support

“Johnson, one more Memphis rapper with a reduced profile than that of Thornton, appeared to publish on his Instagram account more than the weekend his intention to convert himself in to authorities, in accordance to many media retailers,” officers mentioned in the release.

As a substitute of turning himself in more than the weekend, Straight Dropp launched a music video clip Monday with lyrics that taunted investigators. The suspect rapped “Feds seeing on pretend internet pages, really do not up guns up in my digicam, Continue to keep my mask, the only time he see my facial area when I’ma blam him,” as he posed with a wad of hard cash in a fuel station parking good deal.

Fans of Young Dolph set up a memorial outside of Makeda's Cookies bakery.
Admirers of Youthful Dolph set up a memorial exterior of Makeda’s Cookies bakery.
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Johnson experienced gang ties alongside with an remarkable warrant for violating federal supervised release in connection with a weapons offense, feds famous. A $15,000 reward had been offered for information and facts primary to the arrest of the suspected killer.

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A press convention was scheduled for Wednesday.

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