Hurricane Chris, an American rapper, was found not guilty on all counts in his second-degree murder trial.
On Tuesday, March 14, the Shreveport rapper was acquitted of the fatal shooting of 32-year-old Danzeria Farris Jr. in 2020.
Hurricane Chris, real name Christopher Dooley, was on trial for the fatal shooting of 32-year-old Danzeria Farris Jr. on June 19, 2020, during a gas station dispute.
The trial started on March 8 in Shreveport, Louisiana. In addition to the murder charge, Christopher “Hurricane Chris” Dooley was charged with possessing a stolen vehicle. The rapper claimed he was acting in self-defense and intended to injure rather than kill the victim.
After closing arguments on Tuesday afternoon, the jury began deliberating and returned a verdict shortly after 9:00 p.m. All charges against Hurricane Chris were dismissed.
Hurricane Chris thanked those who supported him throughout the “draining” experience in a statement issued after the not-guilty verdict.
“I was found not guilty of second degree murder and illegal possession of stolen property tonight,” he said. I’d like to thank God, my attorneys at the Washington & Wells Law Firm, and my family for sticking by me when my life was at stake. If I was found guilty, they wanted to sentence me to death. Now I can hug my son and consider how to raise him to be a man.”
Hurricane “This situation drained me and had a significant impact on my health,” Chris continued. I give you all the glory, God. I’ve reclaimed my life, and words cannot express how grateful I am. “Many thanks to everyone who has wished me well.”