Update: Two additional men named as persons of interest in rapper Young Dolph

Two more men have been named as persons of interest in rapper Young Dolph’s murder case. 

Devin Burns, 26, and Joshua Taylor, 26, are currently wanted by Memphis Police, with a $2,000 reward set for each arrest. Burns was previously charged in 2015 with attempted first-degree murder and possession of a firearm and aggravated robbery and has active warrants for his arrest, according to ABC 24.

Two men have already been charged with Dolph’s Nov. 17 shooting death outside Makeda’s Homemade Cookies in South Memphis.

 

Update: Two additional men named as persons of interest in rapper Young Dolph

 

Last month, 23-year-old Justin Johnson and 32-year-old Cornelius Smith were charged with first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder, being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm, employment of a firearm, and theft of property over $10,000. They both pleaded not guilty to Dolph’s murder. 

Another man, Shundale Barnett, was arrested alongside Johnson and has been charged with being an accessory after allegedly helping Johnson flee to Indiana, and criminal attempt to commit first-degree murder. He was reportedly released from custody on Jan. 21 and Clay County Sheriff Paul Harden shared that Barnett had then gone missing. 

“On Jan. 11, Mr. Shundale Barnett was brought to the Clay County Jail by the Indiana State Police from an arrest on I-70. He was booked in the Clay County Jail on an outstanding warrant from Shelby County, Tennessee,” Harden said. “We contacted Shelby County and held him on their warrant. And we were contacted on Jan. 21 and they told us that they were no longer wanting to come and pick up Mr. Barnett and that we were to release him at that time.” 

Young Dolph, whose real name was Adolph Thornton Jr., was shot and killed outside of Makeda’s Homemade Cookies in South Memphis on Nov. 17, 2021.