Straight Dropp is the prime suspect in the killing of popular American rapper, Young Dolph (Adolf Robert Thornton Jnr.).
And, from what it seems, the killer was a close friend, or should I say an associate of his.
The Memphis Police Department and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation put out an arrest warrant for 23-year-old Justin Johnson, who apparently goes by the stage name Straight Dropp. And they are offering a total of $15,000 reward for anyone with information leading to his arrest.
Yeah… the prime suspect is a rapper.
So, was it born out of jealousy, unresolved dispute, or just some gangster thingy?
Well, that is exactly what the police are trying to figure out.
Young Dolph and his killers may have known each other
Just hours after the police made those announcements, photos began circulating online showing just how close the suspected killer and Young Dolph were.
In one photo, Justin was standing right behind Adolf.
It’s unclear where and when the picture was taken.
Straight Dropp who is an emerging rapper also from Memphis has a few songs to his name.
In one of his song videos, he wore a PRE chain around his waist.
PRE stands for Paper Route Empire, Young Dolph’s record label.
However, there is no official confirmation that he has a record deal with Paper Route Empire.
It is worth noting that the video for his song “Going Straight” was shot in front of a house that is associated with Dolph.
And it was in front of that house that the Police discovered the car used in the shooting.
Meanwhile, he has since deleted that and other videos, leaving just one on his YouTube channel.
Although he uses Straight Dropp on Instagram and other social handles, that is not his real name. The suspect’s real name is Justin Johnson.
Straight Dropp shot dead?
Meanwhile, there are some reports on social media claiming the suspect was shot dead.
However, there are no credible sources for such reports at the moment.
Where is Straight Dropp?
From what we know and can tell the suspect is evading arrest. He is on the run and is armed and dangerous, according to the police.
We will keep you updated as soon as further reports emerge.
The suspect is a known shooter
In January 2017, an 18-year-old Johnson was involved in a shooting that injured three people at Billy Hardwick’s All-Star Lanes in East Memphis, according to wreg.com.
A melee ensued, leading to Johnson grabbing an assault rifle and firing into a crowd, hitting three people before escaping with his girlfriend.