Shreveport, Louisiana rapper Hurricane Chris, 34, is said to be considering filing a lawsuit against the Shreveport Police Department after he was acquitted of murder back in March 2023.
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Things first began back in June 2020 when the “Ay Bay Bay” rapper, then 31, was accused of fatally shooting a 32-year-old man named Danzeria O. Farris at a Texaco gas station in the Western Louisiana city. When Shreveport Police Department officials arrived to the scene, they found the victim suffering from multiple gunshot wounds, and rushed him to a nearby hospital, where he later died.
Hurricane Chris, born Chris Dooley, was eventually arrested, and on October 22, 2020, he was indicted on second-degree murder charges in Caddo Parish, Louisiana. At the time, a grand jury had decided to move forward with charges against Dooley.
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According to the Shreveport Times, Dooley claimed that he fired on Farris in self-defense after the victim initiated a fight over Dooley’s car. Police then claimed that footage obtained, showing the shooting, opposed Dooley’s claim, and he was shortly arrested after the incident.
In addition to the murder charges against the rapper, he was hit with charges related to the car in question. Police said that the vehicle, a 2016 Mercedes sedan, was registered in Texas to someone else. So, he was subsequently facing charges of illegal possession of the vehicle.
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After a grueling three-year-battle, Dooley was eventually found not guilty of second-degree murder in March after a jury determined that he had indeed acted in self-defense. During the trial, it was also noted that a key investigator had failed to track down witnesses and identify the threat on Dooley’s life.
On top of feeling quite remorseful over the murder he was acquitted of (being that he’s actually friends with some of the victim’s family members), the rapper is now looking to file a lawsuit against the Shreveport Police Department. He claims that the department’s investigators did not properly do their job back in June 2020, and because of his arrest and incarceration, he missed out on over a million dollars in potential wages.
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The rapper says because of his incarceration and court proceedings, he missed out on music-related opportunities, and even some TV roles. He claims that got cheated out of auditions for a few hit TV shows, like ‘Snowfall‘ and 50 Cent‘s ‘BMF.’ Aside from eyeing a lawsuit, he is looking forward to making a comeback with some new music he plans to release before the end of the year.
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