Shreveport rapper Hurricane Chris found not guilty of second-degree murder
Shreveport rapper Christopher Jerron Dooley, 32, known professionally as Hurricane Chris, was acquitted of second-degree murder on Tuesday, March 14.
The trial began in early March in District Judge John D. Mosely Jr.'s court.
On October 22, 2020, Dooley was indicted by the Caddo Parish Grand Jury in connection with the June 19, 2020 shooting of Danzeria Farris Jr., 32. Farris was shot several times at a Texaco station at the corner of Hearne and Hollywood.
Dooley was also charged with illegal possession of a stolen 2016 Mercedes sedan in connection with the murder.
The jury began deliberating after closing arguments Tuesday afternoon and declared Dooley not guilty on all counts after 9 p.m.
"Tonight, I was found not guilty of second degree murder and illegal possession of stolen things," Dooley told The Shade Room. "I wanna thank God, my attorneys at the Washington & Wells Law Firm, and my family for standing with me as my life was on the line. They wanted to give me life if I was found guilty. Now I can hug my son and think about raising him to be a man."
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Meredith G. White is the arts and culture reporter for the Shreveport Times. You can find her on Facebook as Meredith G. White, on Instagram and Twitter as @meredithgwhite, and email her at email@example.com.