Young Dolph's final moments captured in video at gas station before he was shot and killed in Memphis

YOUNG Dolph's final moments were captured in a video taken at a gas station just minutes before he was shot and killed in Memphis.

Footage shows the rapper filling up his car yards away from the cookie store where he was gunned down on Wednesday afternoon.

The artist, whose real name is Adolph Robert Thornton Jr., was shot at Makeda's Cookies in Memphis, Tennessee.

Now a new clip – taken by a fan at a neighboring pump – shows as he stands by his Corvette Stingray in a yellow t-shirt, jeans and cap.

Young Dolph then headed to the cookie store where he was killed.

He had been on his way to his annual Thanksgiving turkey giveaway, according to reports.

Surveillance pictures show the alleged suspects in the shooting holding automatic weapons.

Police have made no arrests but are hunting lighter-colored Mercedes.

Photos, that quickly spread on social media, show two men holding guns outside of the store.

The pair were wearing face masks and gray sweatpants, as well as dark hoodies. One of the men was wearing a hat, while the other had his hood up.

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The pair are also both holding weapons – one appearing to be a pistol and the other a Draco AK-47.

Eagle-eyed fans spotted the front of Young Dolph's car behind the two men.

The local Memphis rapper was reportedly gunned down while buying cookies for his mom.

Maurice Hill, the owner of the shop where the shooting happened, told FOX13 his employees said Young Dolph, 36, walked into the store to buy cookies.

The owner then claimed that someone drove up and shot and killed the rapper at roughly 1pm. He also told WREG that the star was hit while he was buying cookies.

Just days before his reported death, the rapper was filmed at the store helping to advertise their products.

"Young Dolph says every time he comes home he has to stop by Makeda's Cookies," the company posted alongside a video of the star outside the store.


Young Dolph was a 36-year-old rapper who has been on the scene for years. His debut mixtape, Paper Route Campaign was released in 2008, years before his first studio album King of Memphis in 2016.

He has collaborated with multiple rappers including 2 Chainz, Key Glock, T.I., Gucci Mane, and Megan Thee Stallion. 

Megan Thee Stallion posted a tribute to Young Dolph on her Instagram. "He was so genuine so real so kind to me."

On Twitter, Gucci Mane wrote: “R.I.P. to my friend Dolph this broke my heart."

Young Dolph had talked about being “targeted” in the past before his tragic death.

“I’ve been targeted since I was 17, 18, 19,” he stated in an interview with The Guardian.


On February 26, 2017, Dolph was in Charlotte for the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) tournament weekend.

Before the game, his SUV was reportedly shot at over 100 times at the intersection of 8th and North Caldwell Street near an apartment complex. 

Although it was reported that dozens of the bullets released actually hit the SUV, the Preach rapper was able to walk away unscathed.

Later that night, Dolph performed at Charlotte’s Cameo Night Club with Migos and 21 Savage. 

He also uploaded a post to Twitter, seemingly responding to the alleged gunmen.

"U loose," he tweeted next to a crying face emoji.

Later that same year, Dolph was the victim of another shooting outside of a retail store in Hollywood, California. 

He survived the attack but was initially listed in critical condition but would later recover from his injuries.

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