43-year-old Corey McClendon has been arrested in the shooting of Young Dolph, police said on Wednesday. McClendon, who was charged with suspicion of attempted murder, is an associate of Dolph’s longtime rival Yo Gotti. While there were reports on Tuesday that Gotti was a person of interest in the case, police have since denied that. Two more suspects remain at large.
Despite that denial, Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck told the press that Dolph’s shooting was likely the result of a feud.
“[He was] targeted because of who he is and some kind of beef that’s ongoing,” Beck said. “I think this was something he brought with him from across the United States.”
While current reports have Dolph in critical but stable condition after surgery, false rumors circulated Wednesday evening that the rapper died. A now-deleted tweet by rapper Hitman Holla was one of the things that sparked the speculation.
A rep for Young Dolph says any report of his death at this time is untrue.
— Complex Music (@ComplexMusic) September 27, 2017