In a new development of the Young Dolph Los Angeles shooting, police officials released Corey McClendon, the Tennessee man who was previously arrested on suspicion of attempted murder, without charges on Thursday afternoon.
It is still unclear what role McClendon played in the incident. Despite McClendon’s release, a spokesperson for the Los Angeles district attorney office said prosecutors have requested for officials to further investigate McClendon’s involvement in the Hollywood shooting, Los Angeles Times reports.
McClendon was arrested on Wednesday near Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue, where the shooting took place, and was held on $1 million bail.
According to police reports, Dolph, born Adolph Thornton, was embroiled in a quarrel outside of the Loews Hollywood Hotel on Tuesday with three men. The confrontation quickly turned physical and resulted in the rapper being shot multiple times and later escorted to a local hospital.
The rapper was said to be in stable condition and is expected to survive.
By Nerisha Penrose
Courtesy of Billboard