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  /  01.05.2022

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI) has announced the name of a man wanted in connection with the fatal shooting of Young Dolph.

On Wednesday (Jan. 5), the TBI and the Memphis Police Department’s official Twitter pages tweeted out to the public for help finding 23-year-old Justin Johnson for allegedly being involved in the fatal shooting of the “Preach” rapper last November. He is wanted for first-degree murder, criminal attempt first-degree murder and theft of property valuing $10,000-$60,000.

As REVOLT previously reported, Dolph was shot and killed on Nov. 17 while purchasing cookies inside Makeda’s Homemade Butter Cookies in his hometown. Two gunmen were captured on surveillance video during the shooting wearing grey sweatpants, dark hoodies and white face masks. The white Mercedes that the suspects used to flee the scene was located a few days later at an abandoned home just miles from where the “RNB” emcee was shot.

Authorities believe that white Mercedes was also used in a separate shooting that left one woman dead and another injured in Convington, Tennesse.

Last month, Dolph’s family held a public memorial for him in Memphis. The Paper Route Empire CEO’s girlfriend Mia Jerdine and their two young children took the stage to mourn his loss.

“He had a heart of David, a man after God’s own heart, and I’ll say that until the day I die,” Jerdine said at the time. “It’s definitely painful to not have him in our lives. But one thing I know for sure for certain is that he is in our hearts. He’s our guiding star. He’s done so many things to just endow wisdom and knowledge and impart so many valuable lessons on me and my family that I know we all cherish.”

If you have any information about Johnson’s whereabouts, please contact authorities at 901-378-3132 or 1-800-TBI-FIND. Check out images of the suspect below.


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