Justin Johnson, one of Young Dolph’s suspected killers, has reportedly been attacked in jail.
According to TMZ on Friday (Mar. 18), Johnson was punched by another inmate while making a phone call. Johnson’s lawyer, Juni Ganguli, said the 23-year-old was in the facility’s visitation area when he was attacked.
A representative for the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office confirmed that no injuries were reported.
Rapper Young Dolph (born Adolph Thornton Jr.) was shot and killed on Nov. 17, 2021. A wanted fugitive alert was launched on Jan. 5, 2022, for Johnson, he was arrested on Jan. 15 alongside Cornelius Smith, 32, the second alleged gunman.
Just last week, an autopsy report was released and revealed that Dolph had been shot a total of 22 times. His death was ruled a homicide.
According to WHBQ-TV, the findings from the West Tennessee Regional Forensic Center confirm that the rapper was shot in his left chest, left abdomen, right chin, right neck, right shoulder, both arms and multiple times in his back.
“There are no words that exist, that sufficiently express the pain we are feeling as a family. Losing Adolph, Dolph, Man-Man, changes our lives forever. And while we will take each day as it comes, we are comforted in knowing that he leaves a legacy that reflects his heart,” said the rapper’s family in an official statement following his death. “A heart that was for his family. A heart that was for the people. We are grateful for the outpouring of love. We are grateful that his godly obligation to show kindness to the world is being acknowledged.”
Shundale Barnett was also arrested alongside Johnson and charged with being an accessory but was released and is currently missing.
The next hearing for the Johnson and Smith is set for March 24.