Taylor’s friends spoke to the news station and said they’re finding out more information via family as time goes on. He was reportedly found dead on Getwell Road and the Memphis Police Department is now looking for suspects in the fatal shooting.
“Jeremiah was a great person,” said friend Frank Gottie, who said he considered Taylor—who is shown above in an early report as he worked on Dolph’s memorial—a brother. “He was so creative. He was so on point. He was helpful, he would help anybody.”
Taylor’s upkeep of the Dolph memorial at Makeda’s Cookies included keeping posters in check—one of which he made himself. The memorial also features dolphins colored into the pavement, and plenty of flowers to honor the late rapper, who was killed on Nov. 17 at the location.
“I want people around the world to know we care about Dolph,” Taylor previously told ABC 24. “… The love he had with people. A lot of people are realizing and now seeing the person that he always was. Taking care of his community, being a philanthropist, and really promoting financial independence. [It’s] a moral that he taught.”
In January, 23-year-old Justin Johnson and 32-year-old Cornelius Smith were charged with first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder, being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm, employment of a firearm and theft of property over $10,000 in relation to Dolph’s murder. Shundale Barnett was also arrested alongside Johnson and has been charged with being an accessory but was later released and is missing.
Additionally, just last week, Devin Burns, 26, and Joshua Taylor, 26, were announced as suspects by the MPD. A $2,000 reward is in place for each of their arrests.