A suspect wanted for the shooting of a Tennessee rapper has been arrested, authorities said.
In November, 36-year-old Adolph Thornton Jr., who went by the stage name Young Dolph, was ambushed and fatally shot at the popular Memphis cookie shop Makeda’s.
The same day as Johnson's arrest, a grand jury in Tennessee indicted another suspect in the case, Cornelius Smith, 32, on charges ranging from first-degree murder to property theft, said Shelby County district attorney general, Amy Weirich.
Smith was arrested on Dec. 9 on an auto-theft warrant in connection to an alleged getaway vehicle used in Young Dolph’s slaying.
“Fast forward today, and he’s wanted for murder,” said Strickland, who noted, “Current law does not adequately punish gun crimes, and these aggravated assaults are the biggest drivers of our violent crime rate.”