Suspect In Young Dolph's Murder Claims He Is Innocent, Announces He Will Turn Himself In To Police

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Jan. 8 2022, Published 3:45 p.m. ET

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The case of the tragic killing of Young Dolph may be one step closer to being solved.

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The primary suspect, a rapper named Justin Johnson, has agreed to turn himself in to law enforcement, but maintains he is innocent.

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Johnson took to Instagram on Saturday, January 8, to announce his decision only days after he was named as the main suspect in the November shooting. "Turning Myself In Monday @201" the post read. "I'm Innocent I'll Be Back Sooner Than You Can Blink."

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The 23-year-old is currently wanted on several charges including first-degree murder.

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As OK! previously reported, the "100 Shots" rapper — real name Adolph Robert Thornton Jr. was gunned down in front of Makeda’s Homemade Butter Cookies in his hometown of Memphis, Tenn. on Wednesday, November 17.

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A source later explained Dolph went "into the store, and a vehicle pulled up, firing through a front window and striking the rapper."

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation named Johnson as their suspect via tweet on January 5. "#TNMostWanted: 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. He should be considered armed & dangerous. Seen him? Call 901-378-3132 or 1-800-TBI-FIND."

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Dolph's partner and mother of his children, Mia Jaye, recently spoke out about the horrible loss in a post on Instagram.

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"Question is… How am I ever going to tell my babies that daddy is never coming home?" Jaye captioned a video of the late rapper playing with their daughter in a since-expired Instagram Story.

"God give me strength… Adolph I love you with all my heart and soul," she wrote in another post. "Thank you to everyone for all of your prayers, love, support, messages... I may not see them all but when my eyes are not full of tears I catch a few… Nonetheless, all the genuine positive, vibes, energy, and prayers are welcome… Because Lord knows I need them."


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