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Younger Dolph Homicide Investigation Nets Expenses for Third Suspect

A 3rd man is now going through costs in reference to rapper Younger Dolph’s mindless slaying at a Tennessee bakery eight weeks in the past, officers revealed Wednesday.

Shundale Barnett, 27, has been charged with being an after-the-fact accent to first-degree homicide, U.S. Marshal Tyreece Miller stated at a press convention in Memphis.

In response to Miller, Barnett was a passenger within the car that was stopped at a truck cease simply exterior Terre Haute, Indiana, Tuesday afternoon amid a nationwide manhunt for Justin Johnson, 23, the Memphis man recognized final week as being a fugitive wished on a first-degree homicide warrant within the Younger Dolph case. Johnson was behind the wheel and was taken into custody with no combat, Miller stated.

“Shundale Barnett is an individual who, we imagine, was offering help to Justin since we’ve been searching for him,” Miller stated, including that Barnett was being held on a state warrant in Indiana on Wednesday and was resulting from face an extradition effort by prosecutors in Shelby County, Tennessee.

Younger Dolph, 36, was gunned down Nov. 17 whereas shopping for butter cookies at a bakery close to Memphis Worldwide Airport. The revered rapper had been doing charity work in his beloved hometown that included making a gift of Thanksgiving turkeys at a church.

Johnson, 23, was arrested Tuesday by U.S. Marshals after a proposal of a $15,000 reward generated greater than 500 suggestions within the case, together with one on Tuesday that stated Johnson was touring on Freeway 42 in Indiana, Miller stated.

Information of Johnson’s seize surfaced simply as prosecutors in Shelby County publicly recognized Cornelius Smith, 32, because the second alleged gunman sought within the daylight ambush at Makeda’s Do-it-yourself Cookies that led to Younger Dolph’s demise.

From Left: Cornelius Smith, Justin Johnson and Shundale Barnett

Shelby County Sheriff’s Workplace; Tennessee Bureau of Investigation; Clay County Sheriff’s Workplace

Johnson and Smith had been indicted Tuesday on costs they murdered Younger Dolph with premeditation and in addition tried to kill the rapper’s brother, Marcus Thornton, throughout the bakery assault, in accordance with a replica of the indictment obtained by Fox13 Memphis.

The grand jury additional indicted each suspects on counts of being convicted felons in possession of firearms, use of firearms in a harmful felony and theft of the 2014 white Mercedes-Benz used because the getaway automotive.

Smith was first arrested Dec. 9 in Southaven, Tennessee, on an auto-theft warrant involving the Mercedes-Benz, which prosecutors say was stolen Nov. 10 throughout a carjacking at a gasoline station. A tipster allegedly helped police discover the car stashed behind a residence in Orange Mound on Nov. 20, officers stated. Beforehand in custody on the DeSoto County Jail in Hernando, Smith was moved Tuesday to the Shelby County Jail to face the indictment.

Officers confirmed Tuesday that it was Johnson who introduced on social media over the weekend that he deliberate to show himself in to Memphis Police on Monday. The aspiring rapper, often known as Straight Drop, by no means appeared Monday and as an alternative was on the run.

Younger Dolph’s aunt, Rita Myers, instructed Rolling Stone Jan. 5 that the household was nonetheless reeling from her nephew’s mindless slaying. “Our household has suffered an incredible loss, as a result of he was the glue that held our household collectively,” Myers stated of her nephew. “I’m nonetheless crying, day and night time.”