Dolph has finally broken his silence after being shot last week in Los Angeles. The “100 Shots” rapper was shot outside Loews Hotel in Hollywood.
Dolph took to his Twitter account to comment with dolphin emojis followed by “Its DOLPH.”
The LAPD detained, but later released Yo Gotti’s friend Corey McClendon early Friday without any charges in Young Dolph shooting, the Los Angeles Times reports.
Corey McClendon, 43, was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of attempted murder, and held on $1 million bail, according to USA Today.
Prosecutors have asked police to further investigate McClendon’s role in the shooting that left Young Dolph in critical condition.
“Under California law, if you are arrested and booked and no charges are filed within 48 hours, you have to be released,” Greg Risling, a spokesman for the Los Angeles District Attorney’s office told USA Today.
Risling said police must “come back to us with a case and then (the district attorney) will decide whether to file charges.”
Police are unsure whether McClendon fired the gun or was simply involved in the fight before the shooting outside Loews Hotel in Hollywood.
“They had an argument, which escalated to a physical fight,” LAPD Detective Aguilar told KTLA 5. “At one point, Young Dolph was knocked the ground. And then one of the suspects pulled out a handgun and began shooting at him.”
Luckily, Dolph managed to get up and run into a nearby store. The three men who assaulted Dolph ran away in different directions. Police described the suspects as two black men and a Hispanic man.
Aguilar described the shooter as a black man last seen in a gold Cadillac Escalade. The vehicle was later found abandoned a block away from the hotel. She said the shooter was about 6 feet tall with a stocky build, and wearing a light-colored shirt and torn jeans.
McClendon is a Memphis native and known associate of Yo Gotti. He has an extensive criminal arrest record in Tennessee. He served jail time after being convicted of possession of cocaine in 1995, and was granted probation in 1999.
He also has prior convictions for theft, marijuana possession and driving with a suspended license.
In November 2010, McClendon was charged with nine other men with aggravated riot in an incident that led to the shooting of six people in the parking lot of a Memphis nightclub, the USA Today reports.
The incident occurred after McClendon got in an argument with another Memphis rapper OG Boo Dirty. The charges were later dropped by the Shelby County Attorney’s Office due to lack of witnesses.