HOLLYWOOD, CA – Yo Gotti affiliate Corey McClendon was booked on Wednesday (September 27) for an attempted murder charge following the Hollywood shooting of Young Dolph on Tuesday (September 26). According to USA Today, McClendon has been released without charges.
Los Angeles District Attorney office spokesman Greg Risling said the 42-year-old man was released early Friday (September 29) after prosecutors requested “further investigation” by police.
McClendon had been held for 48 hours on a $1 million bond. Risling explained that under California law, “if you are arrested and booked and no charges are filed within 48 hours, you have to be released.”
He also added that police must “come back to us with a case and then (the district attorney) will decide whether to file charges” after further investigation.
Police are still looking for two other people suspected of being involved in the altercation outside the Loews Hollywood Hotel that led to the shooting. Members of Gotti and Dolph’s entourages were both staying at the same hotel.
Following the afternoon incident, Dolph was rushed to a local hospital with multiple gunshot wounds and was listed in critical condition. He is expected to survive.
HipHopDX reached out to Dolph’s publicist, but has not yet received an official statement.
(This article was last updated on September 27, 2017 and can be found below.)
Young Dolph is in critical condition at a Los Angeles hospital after being shot multiple times on Tuesday (September 26), but the “Bulletproof” rapper is expected to survive, according to the L.A. Times. The incident happened in broad daylight at the intersection of Hollywood Boulevard and Highland, a busy tourist district near the famous TCL Chinese Theatre.
Los Angeles Police Officer Mike Lopez said the shooting stemmed from an altercation between Dolph and three other men outside of the Loews Hollywood Hotel. At one point, the self-proclaimed King of Memphis was knocked to the ground and shot several times. Dolph managed to get to the nearby Shoe Palace while two of the men took off on foot, and a third peeled off in a Cadillac Escalade, which was later discovered abandoned near the scene.
Late Tuesday afternoon, TMZ reported that the LAPD had named fellow rapper Yo Gotti a person of interest. Gotti and Dolph were both staying at the Loews Hotel, but on Wednesday morning (September 27), the L.A. County Sheriff’s Office reportedly disputed those claims and confirmed Gotti is not a person of interest at this time.
One person was detained at the scene, but released without charges.
(The original version of this article was published on September 26, 2017 and can be found below.)
Young Dolph is reportedly on his way to the hospital after being shot in Hollywood on Tuesday (September 26). According to TMZ, he was shot multiple times just outside the Shoe Palace at the intersection of Hollywood and Highland.
Officers were nearby and responded immediately.
The self-proclaimed “King of Memphis” suffered several gunshot wounds, although his injuries are reportedly not life threatening. So far, no arrests have been made.
UPDATE: Yo Gotti has been named a person of interest, according to TMZ. Gotti and Dolph were both staying at the Loews Hollywood Hotel when their respective entourages got into an argument and it quickly turned physical. As Dolph was on the ground, he was shot several times.