The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and Memphis Police Department put out an APB “wanted fugitive alert” for Justin Johnson, who is now the primary suspect in the murder of Young Dolph. The alert contains descriptive information of Johnson and states “he is considered armed and dangerous.”
The APB alert posted by The Tenessee Police Department reads: “Justin Johnson is wanted by the Memphis Police Department and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation for First Degree Murder, Criminal Attempt-First Degree Murder, and Theft of Property $10,000-$60,000. Justin Johnson should be considered armed and dangerous.”
Additionally, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation tweeted that their agency is offering $2,500 for information leading to Johnson’s arrest, for a total reward of up to $15,000 in conjunction with the U.S. Marshals, the Memphis Police Department, and Crime Stoppers.
The U.S. Marshals also issued a press release, which reveals that Johnson also has an outstanding warrant for violation of federal supervised release out of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee. This stems from a weapon-related charge.
The U.S. Marshals Service release reads: “Both cases were adopted for fugitive investigation by the U.S. Marshals Two Rivers Violent Fugitive Task Force. Since the issuance of the murder warrant, U.S. Marshals and MPD have been extensively searching for Johnson.”
We recently honored Young Dolph along with a list of others in the hip-hop community the world lost too soon in 2021.
Memphis hip-hop mogul and philanthropist, Young Dolph, released his debut studio album King of Memphis in 2016. He was murdered in his hometown of Memphis outside of Makeda’s Butter Cookies buying cookies.