Young Dolph’s autopsy report reveals attackers shot rapper 22 times

An autopsy report on rapper Young Dolph, aka Adolph Thornton Jr., shows he suffered multiple gunshot wounds to his head, neck and torso when he was killed at a hometown bakery in November, according to a USA Today report. 

The report adds that the police investigation and autopsy findings support the cause of death as a homicide, according to the report, completed by the West Tennessee Regional Forensic Center and the medical examiner’s office. The USA TODAY Network obtained the report Tuesday through a public records request.

Young Dolph, 36, was fatally shot while buying baked goods at Makeda’s Homemade Butter Cookies on Nov. 17.

The autopsy reported nearly two dozen wounds to the hip-hop star’s back, chin, neck and both arms. 

Authorities have charged two men with first-degree murder in his death and publicly named three other persons of interest in the case. Little information about the events of the shooting or leading up to the shooting have been shared by law enforcement. 

In photos circulated by the Memphis Police Department, two suspects in the shooting are each holding a gun. 

Both suspects pulled up to the bakery, jumped out of a car, and fired into the store, striking Dolph several times, authorities have said.

Examiners appear to have reviewed 22 wounds to Dolph’s body. Six were labeled as entrance wounds, all to the back. Three exit wounds were identified in the chest and abdomen on the left side. 

The report notes that “commingling” tracks of the wounds “(prevents) accurate assignment of” entering and exiting gunshot wounds. “However, the assessment of the wounds indicates that the most common trajectory of the bullet wound paths is forward.”

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