Authorities are trying to determine whether the person who shot and killed rapper Young Dolph is responsible for a weekend shooting that claimed the life of a 31-year-old convenience store clerk.
According to officers, 28-year-old Michael Steven King shot Ashley Wilson at an automated teller machine inside a Dollar General store in West Memphis, Mississippi, on Saturday. The clerk had worked at the store for 14 years.
After the shooting, police later apprehended King after he committed several traffic violations. Officers later discovered one of his vehicles at the scene of Wilson’s shooting and tied it to the shooting death of Dolph, who was driving a black Mercedes Benz registered to King.
“Based on our findings, investigators believe the vehicle, car (used in Young Dolph’s murder) was also involved in Saturday’s homicide in West Memphis. We’re still trying to pinpoint the direction that Young Dolph was traveling when he was shot,” said Deputy Chief Michael Williams with the Memphis Police Department, The Commercial Appeal reported.
King and Young Dolph had been at a club earlier in the night before the shooting. It remains unclear what led to the dispute between Young Dolph and King.
Dolph was killed Wednesday night while driving a Mercedes Benz in southwest Memphis. The rapper is the latest celebrity to be murdered in recent years. In 2017, Tupac Shakur was killed in an armed robbery, while several others have been killed in shootouts. As the father of twin boys, Young Dolph’s daughter with his ex-wife, and 3-year-old son with his current girlfriend, Young Dolph also leaves behind a family to support.
A GoFundMe has been set up to raise money for Young Dolph’s funeral.
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