Young Dolph Murder Investigation: CEO Teezy Reportedly Killed After Being Named Person Of Interest

Reports allege that CEO Teezy was fatally shot on Tuesday (June 13) before authorities were able to question him.

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Young Dolph's friends and family haven't seen legal justice quite yet. Still, the city of Memphis is making it clear that they continue to go hard for the late rapper. Not long after being named a person of interest in the long-running investigation, a man named CEO Teezy was reportedly shot and killed in the city on Tuesday (June 13) night. Local police received a "man down" call shortly before 1 PM local time from Spottswood Avenue near Buntyn Street on Wednesday. There, they found Teezy's dead body hours after the incident took place.

According to a tweet from ABC24 Memphis reporter Ian Ripple, multiple sources have confirmed the victim's identity. "The shooting happened last night. MPD was searching for a victim but never found one in the area," he shared yesterday. "His body was discovered shortly after noon today." Teezy, and another man, Devin Burns, were both of interest to Memphis PD regarding Dolph's murder. The former had yet to be formally questioned by police. Elsewhere, the latter was arrested in February 2022 thanks to unrelated charges.

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At the time, Burns was charged with four counts of aggravated assault and one count of property theft amounting $10K - $60K, as per AllHipHop. He received a bond of $100K. The nature of both him and Teezy's involvement in the PRE rapper's death remains unclear, though more information will surely come to light as the investigation continues. No suspect information related to CEO's death has been shared by local police, but they're continuing to look into that as well.

As the news of Teezy's death hit social media, the late southern lyricst began trending on Twitter. "If my friends not sliding for me like Young Dolph's ni**a's I don't want it," one user wrote. "They just dropped that ni**a name yesterday and he off the map today 😭." Make sure to check back in later for more updates on Young Dolph's murder investigation, as well as on your other favourite artists. RIP.

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Hayley Hynes is the former Weekend Managing Editor of HotNewHipHop, she stepped down after two years in 2024 to pursue other creative opportunities but remains on staff part-time to cover music, gossip, and pop culture news. Currently, she contributes similar content on Blavity and 21Ninety, as well as on her personal blog where she also offers tarot/astrology services. Hayley resides on the western side of Canada, previously spending a year in Vancouver to study Fashion Marketing at Blanche Macdonald Centre and Journalism at Mount Royal University in Calgary before that. She's passionate about helping others heal through storytelling, and shares much more about her life on Instagram @hayleyhynes.