Police Identify Young Dolph Murder Suspect

Memphis Police Department, Crime Stoppers and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation have identified the man they believe murdered Young Dolph.

The suspect’s name is Justin Johnson and he is 23 years old.

Memphis police have issued a warrant for Johnson for first-degree murder and a warrant for violation of federal supervised release. Johnson is wanted by TBI for first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder, and theft of property.


A $15,000 reward is being offered for information leading to Johnson’s capture from the TBI. U.S. Marshals are offering up to $10,000 and MPD and Crime Stoppers are offering up to $2,500 for his arrest.

Johnson is about five feet, eight inches tall. He weighs about 190 pounds and has the name “Jaiya” tattooed on his right arm.

The Marshals say “Johnson has ties to organized criminal gangs and should be considered armed and dangerous.”

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