Corey McClendon is a free man — at least for now.
McClendon, who was arrested as a suspect in the shooting of rapper Young Dolph near the intersection of Hollywood Blvd. and Highland Ave. earlier this week, has been released without charges, a spokesman for the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office told TheWrap.
The district attorney’s office has asked for further investigation into the shooting, the spokesman added.
McClendon, 43, was arrested Wednesday for attempted murder and had been held on $1 million bail, a spokesman for the Los Angeles Police Department told TheWrap at the time.
“Bulletproof” rapper Young Dolph was hospitalized after being shot Tuesday. There were no other victims in the shooting, according to police.
According to USA Today, McClendon, who like Young Dolph is a resident of Memphis, is an associate of rapper Yo Gotti, a rival rapper to Young Dolph who was mistakenly reported to be a person of interest in the case.
Young Dolph was shot near the intersection of Hollywood Blvd. and Highland Ave., a major intersection popular with tourists that is close to landmarks like the TCL Chinese Theater and El Capitan Theater.
The rapper, 32, was hospitalized in stable condition after being shot in the valet parking area of Loews Hollywood Hotel, KTLA reported Tuesday.