Hurricane Chris has been found not guilty on all counts in his murder trial.
On Tuesday (Mar. 14), the Louisiana rapper, born Chris Dooley, most known for his hit 2007 hit “Ay Bay Bay”, was acquitted in the fatal shooting of a gas station in Shreveport.
In 2020, the 34-year-old rapper was indicted in the deadly shooting of Danzeria Farris Jr., 32. Chris claimed self-defense in an alleged car jacking by the victim. However investigators say the surveillance footage indicated otherwise and the 2016 Mercedes-Benz was reported stolen out of Texas.
“Tonight I was found not guilty of second degree murder and illegal possession of stolen things,” Hurricane Chris said in a statement to The Shade Room. “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 trial lasted seven days. Closings remarks were made late Tuesday before a jury consisting of four men and eight women reached their verdict.