LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles Police confirmed Wednesday that an arrest has been made in the shooting of Memphis rapper Young Dolph on Tuesday.
Corey McClendon, 43, was booked into jail Wednesday on a charge of attempted murder. Police said he had been detained shortly after the shooting.
Bond was set at $1 million.
Young Dolph, who hails from South Memphis, is recovering after an altercation turned violent in Hollywood.
According to reports, a fight broke out in the valet parking area of the Loews Hollywood Hotel between four men Tuesday afternoon and quickly turned physical.
During the scuffle, 32-year-old Young Dolph – who’s real name is Adolph Thornton Jr. – was pushed to the ground by one of the assailants who then pulled a gun and opened fire.
The rapper was able to run to a nearby store for help. He was rushed to a hospital in critical condition, but is expected to survive.
Two of the men involved took off running as the third jumped into a gold Cadillac Escalade. That vehicle was later found abandoned.
Another Memphis rapper, Yo Gotti, had been named a person of interest in the case. Both men were reportedly staying at the hotel and there’s been a long running feud between them.
But Wednesday morning, the Los Angeles Police Department said no other rapper, including Yo Gotti, was named as a person of interest.
No arrests had been made and no suspects were in custody, the LAPD spokesman said.
Back in February, rapper Blac Youngsta, who signed with Yo Gotti, was accused of firing over 100 shots at Dolph’s SUV in Charlotte, North Carolina.