Hurricane Chris has been acquitted on all charges in his murder trial.
On Tuesday (March 14), a four man, eight-woman jury found the Louisiana rapper not guilty in connection to the 2020 shooting death of Danzeria Farris Jr. following a seven-day trial, according to Associated Press.
“We are excited,” Hurricane Chris‘ attorney Alex Washington told reporters outside the courtroom. “We are proud of the jury. Finally, a jury that had the courage to say that he’s not guilty. Everybody in Shreveport is not guilty. This system is flawed sometimes. He have poor investigation. 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. Say, not guilty.'”
Hurricane Chris also released a statement about his acquittal to The Shade Room.
“Tonight I was found not guilty of second degree murder and illegal possession of stolen things,” the “Halle Berry” rapper wrote. “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.”
THE INITIAL ARREST AND CHARGE
Hurricane Chris, born Christopher Dooley, was initially arrested on June 19, 2020 and charged with shooting Farris multiple times at a Texaco gas station at Hearne and Hollywood avenues in Shreveport, La. Chris told police he believed Farris was trying to rob him when the man opened the door to the 2016 Mercedes Benz the rapper was driving. A car that had been reported stolen from Texas.
“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,” Dooley told The Shade Room. “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. This situation drained me and affected my health greatly. God I give u all the glory. I got my life back and words can’t explain how I feel. Thanks to everyone who wished me well.”