The location where Young Dolph was killed.

Crime Scene Location in Memphis, Tennessee, United States.

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Young Dolph - Crime scene location.

This is the location where "Young Dolph" was killed.

On November 17th, 2021, the 36-year-old rapper was shot 22 times at the "Makeda's Homemade Cookies" store on Airways Boulevard. Shortly afterwards, he was pronounced dead at the scene.

Dolph, whose real name was Adolph Thorton, was ambushed by two armed men while he was buying cookies for his mother.

CCTV footage shows that one of his assailants was armed with a semi-automatic AK-47 pistol.

Following the shooting, the store was temporarily closed and boarded up. During its closure, fans turned the front of the store into a mural for the slain rap artist.

When it was announced that the owner of the property was planning on removing the mural, fans reacted negatively. Some even threatened to "take action" against Makeda's if it did reopen.

In light of this reaction, the owners of Makeda's decided not to reopen their flagship store on Airways Boulevard.

In January of 2022, two men called Justin Johnson and Cornelius Smith were arrested and charged with the murder of Young Dolph. Johnson is a locally-known Memphis rapper who uses the moniker Straight Drop. According to the police, he has links to criminal organizations and a history of violence.

Both of these men have pleaded not guilty to Dolph's murder.

Another man named Shundale Barnett was also charged with being an accessory to the crime. It is believed that Barnett was a passenger in the car that the two gunmen jumped out of.

The trial for this case has yet to begin. According to a Shelby County judge, it could take years before it finally comes before the courts.

Young Dolph crime scene location.

Below, you will find the address and the GPS coordinates for this location.

GPS Coordinates.

The GPS coordinates for the store are as follows.

  • Latitude: 35.080666
  • Longitude: -89.984780

Map.

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Address.

The full address for this location is:

Makeda's Homemade Cookies
2370 Airways Blvd
Memphis
Tennessee
TN 38114
United States

Directions.

The store is situated in the Imogene Heights neighborhood of South Memphis. It is about 400 yards north of the Avron Fogelman Expressway (Interstate 240).

Photos.

Photos of the store and other related images.


Makeda's Homemade Cookies.

Makeda's Young Dolph

This Google Street View image of Makeda's Homemade Cookies was taken in July of 2021, roughly four months before Young Dolph was shot dead.

Dolph reportedly visited the store whenever he was home in Memphis.

Mural.

Mural

Following the shooting, fans turned the exterior of the store into a mural by writing messages on the walls and leaving flowers.

Young Dolph's murder.

Young Dolph murder.

At around 12:20 p.m. on November 17th, 2021, two armed men wearing masks jumped out of a stolen white Mercedes and opened fire on Young Dolph.

One of the men was armed with a semi-automatic "Draco" AK-47 pistol. The other man was carrying a handgun.

The rap star was hit 22 times in the neck, chest, abdomen, chin and back.

Following the shooting, crowds of fans gathered outside of Makeda's and filmed the aftermath.

Suspects.

Suspects

The authorities believe that Justin Johnson (Straight Drop) and Cornelius Smith carried out the shooting and that Shundale Barnett was a passenger in the white Mercedes.

Both Johnson and Smith have pleaded not guilty to the murder of Adolph Thorton.

Although the police have stated that they know the motive behind the killing, they have yet to release any information about it.

Aerial image.

Shooting

This is an aerial image of the store. At the time, it was situated just north of the Avron B. Fogelman Expressway in South Memphis.

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