Memphis police and the U.S. Marshals are in search of a man suspected to be Young Dolph’s killer. The gunman is reportedly a 23-year old rapper named Justin Johnson, aka Straight Drop.
“We need your help to find Justin Johnson, wanted by @MEM_PoliceDept and TBI for 1st Degree Murder, Criminal Attempt-1st Degree Murder & Theft of Property $10,000-$60,000,” tweeted Wednesday (January 5) by the Tennessee bureau of investigation. “He should be considered armed and dangerous. See him? Call 901-378-3132 or 1-800-TBI-FIND.”
Johnson, 5’8, is wanted on a charge of first degree murder, attempted first degree murder and theft of property. He is described to have black hair and brown eyes.
Johnson is allegedly one of two men suspected to have shot Young Dolph on November 17. The two-gunmen armed with a handgun and assault rifle pulled up on Dolph, born Adolph Robert Thornton Jr in a white Mercedes Benz outside of Makeda’s Homemade Cookies, and shot him numerous times. He was promounced dead at the scene.
Shortly after his death, detectives tracked down the getaway car to a Memphis-area home. TMZ reports Johnson used that same home as the backdrop for his “Going Straight In” music video. The music video was also posted a day after Young Dolph was gunned down.
According to Fox13 Memphis, law enforcement agencies are offering a combined reward of $15,000 for information leading to his arrest. He has also been added to TBI’s “Most Wanted” list.
Anyone with information on his whereabouts should call (901) 275-4562, (901) 601-1575, or (731) 571-0280.