Rapper, Adolph Thornton Jr., was shot and killed on Nov. 17, right before Thanksgiving, inside Makeda’s Homemade Butter Cookies on North Airways Boulevard in Memphis, a bakery the 36-year-old frequented on his visits home. Aside from Young Dolph, no other person was injured in the shooting, according to Sgt. Louis Brownlee, Memphis Police public information officer.
Though no suspect information has been released and no arrests have been made, police in Tennessee have tied a car used in the rapper’s killing to a shooting that left a woman dead and wounded another person days before the ambush, authorities said Monday. The Mercedes-Benz that was used on Nov. 17 was also used in a Nov. 12 shooting in the nearby city of Covington, Capt. Jack Howell of the Covington Police Department told The Associated Press.
On Nov. 19 Memphis Police Department released photos of two alleged shooters and the vehicle. In the photos, one suspect holds what appears to be a semi-automatic rifle. The other aims a handgun into the bakery. The two suspects fled the shooting scene in a white Mercedes with tinted windows. Each suspect is holding a weapon in the photos. They both wore dark colored hoodies and light colored pants.
A couple of days later a man was shot and killed outside of the house where the local news showed the getaway car. A comedian connected to Young Dolph rivals was killed a couple of days ago for making what was considered a dis joke about the late rapper and CEO Paper Route Entertainment. Keep in mind that Memphis is the place where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated. Activists are calling for peace, respect and dialogue.
On Thursday, as Makeda’s Cookie’s sat boarded up, the community of Memphis community rallied to support the local bakeshop, named after a 7-year-old girl who died of Leukemia. Tami Sawyer took to Twitter to support the business. CashApp donations to the bakery can be made to the owner Pamela Hill directly at $cookiequeen99.