MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Joshua Taylor, a man Memphis Police said was a person of interest in the death of Young Dolph, was shot and killed in Orange Mound, according to his family.
He was a father of two and just one of the latest victims of gun violence in Memphis.
Wednesday, officers responded to a man-down call at Spottswood Avenue near Buntyn Street at 12:56 p.m. They found Taylor suffering from gunshot wounds.
He was pronounced dead at the scene.
However, people who live nearby believe he was actually shot the night before and was just discovered lifeless in a car near a church around 1:00 p.m.
In November 2021, Dolph was killed outside of a South Memphis cookie store and three months later, MPD called Taylor and another man “persons of interest.”
Taylor was reportedly questioned, but never charged.
His death has left the community on edge as many fear the violence isn’t over and that retaliation will only continue.
“It’s sad. It’s very sad. It’s awful,” a community member said.
Taylor’s loved ones tell WREG this loss has really hit them hard and they’re devastated, especially for his children.
Police do not have a description of the suspect in this case. If you know anything that could help detectives call CrimeStoppers at 901-528-CASH.