Justin Johnson the main suspect in the fatal shooting of rapper Young Dolph has claimed he is innocent of the charges against him.
The man suspected of gunning down Young Dolph says he’s waving the white flag to the authorities over the charges against him — charges of which he says he’s innocent.
23-year-old Justin Johnson took to his social media page Saturday to both profess his innocence, and to also announce he’d be turning himself into the cops. The strange part … he says he won’t be doing so until Monday.
Using his Instagram account under his stage name of StraightDrop, Johnson wrote: “Turning Myself In Monday @201 I’m Innocent I’ll Be Back Sooner Than You Can Blink.”
Just before posting that message he uploaded a video of a local news package that detailed his criminal history, including an interview with a criminal court judge from Shelby County, TN.
In the footage the judge describes how Johnson had carried himself in a previous case with Johnson appearing to have been a well-behaved prisoner and being released on probation early.
Johnson captioned the post: “Next time post the REAL… BS ass Blogs.”
Johnson is the prime suspect in the killing and is currently wanted on a number of charges, including first-degree murder.
Young Dolph died on November 17, 2021, at a local cookie shop in Memphis.
The artist, real name Adolph Robert Thornton Jr, was fatally shot at Makeda’s Cookies.
The judge recounts how Johnson had previously carried himself in a separate case, making it seem like he was compliant and, later, a well-behaved prisoner after accepting his fate … only to be released on probation early. Johnson seems to think the judge’s words here are actually vouching for his character, because he wrote … “Next time post the REAL… BS ass Blogs.”
It’s unclear where Johnson is at the moment, but he obviously has access to his Instagram page, and presumably his phone too. By the same token, he’s also eluded the cops thus far — so perhaps he really is on his own schedule at this point.
He also appears to have shot a music video once upon a time at the same home where the authorities retrieved what they believed to be the getaway vehicle used the day Dolph was shot and killed.
We’ve reached out to the U.S. Marshals Service and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation … so far, no word back.