Young Dolph murder suspect Justin Johnson booked into Shelby County Jail

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Justin Johnson, a suspect in the murder of rapper Young Dolph, has been booked into the Shelby County Jail.

U.S. Marshals took Johnson into custody at a truck stop outside of Terre Haute, Indiana, Tuesday, and he was extradited to Memphis.

He was booked into the Shelby County Criminal Justice Center on Thursday and faces the following charges:

  • First-degree murder
  • Criminal attempted first-degree murder
  • Unlawful carrying or possession of a weapon
  • Employ of a firearm with intent to commit a felony
  • Theft of property $10,000-$60,000

Johnson, along with Cornelius Smith and Shundale Barnett, faces charges in the Nov. 17 shooting death of Memphis rapper Young Dolph.

Smith was indicted on first-degree murder charges and theft charges related to the white Mercedes used in Young Dolph’s killing.

Barnett has been charged with accessory after the fact to first-degree murder, criminal attempt to commit first-degree murder, and theft of property between $10,000 and $60,000.


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