Suspect In Young Dolph's Murder Claims He Is Innocent, Announces He Will Turn Himself In To Police
The case of the tragic killing of Young Dolph may be one step closer to being solved.
The primary suspect, a rapper named Justin Johnson, has agreed to turn himself in to law enforcement, but maintains he is innocent.
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."
The 23-year-old is currently wanted on several charges including first-degree murder.
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."
Dolph's partner and mother of his children, Mia Jaye, recently spoke out about the horrible loss in a post on Instagram.
"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."