Memphis City Councilman J.B. Smiley is urging the city to implement an immediate curfew over fears that there might be retaliation in the aftermath of the murder of rapper Young Dolph.Dolph was gunned down in broad daylight at Makeda’s Homemade Cookies on Airways Boulevard. There’s no word on how many shooters were involved or a motive. So far no arrests have been made.
“I’m hopeful that the City of Memphis will implement a curfew to preserve the safety of all citizens,” Smiley said in a press release. “I ask that you exercise care and caution in the days to come. Make smart decisions and be safe.”
State Rep. London Lamar also called for a curfew – fearing an uptick in violence.
Memphis Police Director CJ Davis did not rule out a mandatory curfew for now, but she urged Memphians to stay off the streets tonight.
“Tonight, we strongly encourage everyone to stay home if you do not have to be out. We also strongly encourage everyone to remain calm as we actively perform our investigation,” Davis said during a Wednesday night press conference.