A guy suspected of gunning lower Memphis rapper Youthful Dolph outdoors a cookie shop in November was arrested Tuesday in Indiana.
The U.S. Marshals announced that Justin Manley was taken into child custody around 3 p.m. Tuesday in Indiana after a comprehensive search to obtain the fugitive.
The U.S. Marshals Service, Memphis Police Department, Crime Stoppers and Tennessee Bureau of Analysis had announced a $15,000 reward for information resulting in Johnson’s capture a week ago within the situation, noting police had issued an initial-degree murder warrant for his arrest.
He seemed to be wanted with an outstanding warrant for breach of his federal supervised release.
Government bodies allege Manley, 23, shot Youthful Dolph—whose real name is Adolph Robert Thornton, Junior.—on November. 17 in broad daylight outdoors Makeda’s Cookies in south Memphis.
The Shelby County District Attorney’s Office stated another suspect within the situation, 32-year-old Cornelius Cruz, has additionally been indicted with a grand jury for first-degree murder along with other charges regarding the the slaying, The Connected Press reports.
Surveillance footage taken two men driving a white-colored two-door Mercedes pull-up behind Thornton’s custom camouflage Corvette because it was parked within the store’s parking area. The 2 men then leaped from the vehicle and shot Thornton multiple occasions before fleeing the scene, police stated.
In images released through the department, one man is visible wielding an AK-47-style, short-barreled automatic or semi-automatic rifle as the second man is viewed transporting a hand gun.
Government bodies stated Manley has “ties to organized criminal gangs.”
It isn’t obvious what brought government bodies to his location Tuesday in Indiana. Shortly before his arrest, Manley claimed on social networking he was intending to turn themself to the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, but he never demonstrated up in the station, local station WHBQ-TV reports.
The U.S. Marshals Service intends to hold a press conference with the Memphis Police and Shelby County District Attorney’s Office on Wednesday to supply additional information concerning the arrest.
Cruz, who had been also billed regarding the firing shots at Thornton’s more youthful brother who was simply in the cookie store on that day, is presently being held in the Shelby City Jail, based on the news outlet.
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