Man arrested, then released in Young Dolph shooting

Corey McClendon mugshot from Shelby County arrest in 2010 (Source: SCSO)
Corey McClendon mugshot from Shelby County arrest in 2010 (Source: SCSO)

HOLLYWOOD, CA (WMC) - Los Angeles Police Department arrested a man in the shooting that injured Memphis rapper Young Dolph.

Corey McClendon was arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, but he was later released.

The District Attorney's Office said police needed further evidence to keep McClendon in jail.

McClendon, who was detained shortly after Young Dolph was shot outside a Hollywood Hotel in the middle of the day, has prior drug and theft-related convictions in Memphis.

McClendon was arrested in Shelby County after a 2010 shooting outside a nightclub in which six people were shot. Memphis rapper Yo Gotti was also charged in that case.

Yo Gotti was originally thought to be a person of interest in the shooting that left Young Dolph in critical but stable condition, according to a report from TMZ. However, LAPD has since said he is not a person of interest.

Investigators are looking for two other men believed to be involved in the shooting in Hollywood.

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