L.A.P.D. arrest man on suspicion of attempted murder in Young Dolph shooting case

Police are looking for two other suspects following an incident that left the rapper in a critical but stable condition.

September 28, 2017

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Police in Los Angeles have confirmed that they have arrested one man in connection with a shooting that left rapper Young Dolph in a critical but stable condition. 43-year-old Corey McClendon was detained near the scene on Monday, September 26 Billboard reports.

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Officer Irma Mota stated that McClendon was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder. Police are believed to be still looking for two other suspects in connection with the shooting.

The incident occurred outside the Loews Hollywood Hotel, when Dolph got into an altercation with three men. The Memphis rapper fell to the ground, and one of the man reportedly fired at him multiple times. According to police officials, Dolph ran into a local business while the suspects fled.

Speaking on Wednesday, Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck told KABC-TV Dolph was “targeted because of who he is and some kind of beef that’s ongoing. I think this was something he brought with him from across the United States.”

Though TMZ reported that Yo Gotti was implicated in the shooting, L.A.P.D. Public Information Officer Sal Ramirez denied the claim to Pitchfork.

In February, the Memphis rapper was shot at over 100 times while in Charlotte, North Carolina. He was uninjured in that shooting, reportedly thanks to his $300,000 bulletproof SUV.

L.A.P.D. arrest man on suspicion of attempted murder in Young Dolph shooting case