MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Makeda’s Cookies, a fixture in Memphis’ local food community, released a statement on Instagram following the fatal shooting of rapper Young Dolph.
The bakery said the rapper, whose real name was Adolph Robert Thornton, Jr., was a regular at the store, located on Airways Boulevard, and loved Makeda’s.
The Instagram post, alongside a picture of the rap artist, read:
We are heartbroken and saddened by the passing of Young Dolph. He was a regular customer and loved Makedas Cookies. My parents are in a lot of pain from this. Our hearts and condolences goes out to his family. He will never be forgotten and will be so missed.
Maurice Hill, the owner of Makeda’s, told FOX13 his employees said Young Dolph, 36, walked into the store to buy cookies.
Someone then drove up and opened fire, shooting and killing him.
The Memphis rap legend was no stranger to the bakery. A week before, he was there, spreading love and promoting the Black-owned business.
On Thursday morning, the bakery was completely boarded up when FOX13′s crews arrived.
No information about possible suspects or a shooter has been released.
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