Update: More Details on Hurricane Chris’ Arrest for Murder
Update: The victim has been identified by Caddo Parish Coroner's Office as Danzeria O. Farris Jr., 32, of Shreveport. He died of his wounds at Ochsner LSU Health Shreveport Hospital, police said.
Shreveport rap star Hurricane Chris was arrested early June 19th on 2nd degree murder charges. Since the initial report, more details are begin to emerge about what exactly took place just after 1 am this morning in West Shreveport.
According to SPD, police were sent to the Texaco convenience store in the 2600 block of Hollywood Ave around 1 am this morning. The alleged shooter, 31 year old Christopher Dooley Jr aka Hurricane Chris, told police that he shot the victim in self defense following a struggle involving his vehicle.
However, according to investigators, security footage of the incident did not back up Dooley's claims. In addition, SDP discovered that the vehicle in question did not in fact belong to Dooley and was reported stolen out of Texas. After several interviews and reviewing the evidence, SPD booked Dooley on several charges including 1 count of second degree murder and 1 count possession of stolen things.This is an on going investigation and more charges could be added at a later time.
Chris rose to fame and prominence back in 2009 following his break through success "A Bay Bay". Hurricane Chris is not the first high profile celebrity to be arrested in Shreveport. In 2008, actors Josh Brolin and Jeffrey Wright were arrested following a bar room brawl. In 2011, rapper Rick Ross and former Philadelphia Eagles star Jason Peters were arrested on various charges. In 2017, rapper Mystikal turned himself in the Caddo Sheriff's office to face rape charges.