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Police reveal two persons of interest in Young Dolph murder investigation

Police have revealed the two persons of interest in the murder investigation of Young Dolph.

Last year, the rapper was tragically gunned down outside Makeda’s Butter Cookies in the city. He was just 37. It later emerged that Dolph was in Memphis to hand out turkeys for Thanksgiving and visit patients at a local cancer centre.

Memphis police have now named Devin Burns and Joshua Taylor as persons of interest in their ongoing investigation. They’re both described as males aged 26, with Burns reportedly 5’6” and 135 pounds, while Taylor is 6’6” and 180 pounds. They also state Burns has outstanding arrest warrants active for unrelated crimes.

If anyone has any information regarding their whereabouts, they are encouraged to contact the Homicide Bureau or anonymously through Crime Stoppers.

Additionally, last month, Justin Johnson and Cornelius Smith were charged with first-degree murder and theft of property between $10,000 and $60,000. However, they both pleaded not guilty last week.

Furthermore, Smith has an account of attempted first-degree murder attached to his name for allegedly trying to shoot Dolph’s brother during the same attack. He’s also charged with carrying or possessing a weapon and employment of a firearm with intent to commit a felony.

Meanwhile, a third suspect, 27-year-old Shundale Barnett, was arrested in January and charged as an accessory to Dolph’s murder. However, he was released from custody after ten days in prison and has subsequently gone missing.