Rapper Hurricane Chris was found not guilty of 2nd-degree murder charges and a reference to the character “Deebo” from the classic film, Friday, may have swayed the jury.
The rapper’s attorneys at the Washington & Wells law firm claimed that Hurricane Chris, whose real name is Christopher Dooley, acted in self-defense in the fatal shooting of Danzeria Ferris Jr. in June 2020 at a Texaco station in Shreveport, Louisiana.
Reportedly, Dooley shot the victim several times at the gas station, and he was also charged with illegal possession of a Mercedes, which was one of the elements connected to the slaying.
The attorneys, likening the deceased Danzeria Ferris Jr. to “Deebo,” the late Tiny “Zeus” Lister from Ice Cube’s 1995 classic hit film Friday.
After the not-guilty verdict was announced, Hurricane Chris told reporters outside the courtroom who asked for a response to the outcome, “Thank you, Jesus!”
Hurricane Chris’ attorney Alex Washington praised the jury for having the courage to find his client not guilty.
We’re excited. We’re proud of the jury. Finally, a jury that had the courage to say that he’s not guilty.
Everybody in Shreveport is not guilty, and this system is flawed sometimes.
You know, we have poor investigations. In this case, it was a poor investigation that has affected Mr. Dooley’s life since 2020.
So I appreciate the courage of the community to say no, to say not guilty.
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Hurricane Chris took to social media to make a statement less than a week after he was arrested and charged with 2nd-degree murder.
Rapper Hurricane Chris has been arrested and charged with second-degree murder after killing a man at a gas station.