Hurricane Chris, a Shreveport-area rapper whose real name is Christopher Dooley, was arrested early on Friday morning, June 19. The 31-year-old was charged with one count of second-degree murder in the shooting death of a man outside a Shreveport, Louisiana, convenience store.
The Shreveport Police Department told news outlet KTBS that the fatal shooting occurred at the Texaco convenience store in the 2600 block of Hollywood Avenue, just after 1 a.m. The victim, whose name has not yet been released, was taken to Ochsner LSU Health hospital with multiple gunshot wounds and later died.
Here’s what you need to know:
Dooley Originally Told Police He Was Acting in Self-Defense, but Police Later Disputed That Claim
Police told media that they originally believed the victim was shot when he attempted to rob Dooley. When officers arrived on the scene, they found the victim had gunshot wounds to the chest, hip and stomach. Dooley was also on the scene and was detained by the police for questioning.
Dooley originally told investigators he shot the victim in self-defense as he had tried to get into Dooley’s vehicle to steal it, KTBS reported. However, police obtained video footage of the incident and told the outlet that the video shows “Dooley did not act in self-defense.” They also discovered that Dooley’s vehicle was actually stolen in Texas and did not belong to him.
In addition to the second-degree murder charge, Dooley was charged with one count of illegal possession of stolen things, KTBS reported.
Jade Jackson, a reporter with NBC6 News, shared a screenshot on Twitter showing Dooley’s arrest details:
Heavy reached out to the Shreveport Police Department for further information but did not immediately hear back.
This story is still developing and will be updated when more information becomes available.
Dooley Is a Shreveport Rapper Active Since 2006 & Known for His Hit Single ‘A Bay Bay’
Dooley’s debut album was 51/50 Ratchet and his first hit single, “A Bay Bay,” was released in 2007. His album debuted at No. 24 on the U.S. Billboard 200. He released his second album, Unleashed, in 2009. In 2010, he broke from his record labels Polo Grounds and J Records and released a few mixtapes and singles.
Dooley is best known for “A Bay Bay,” which has over 10 million listens on Spotify, “Halle Berry (She’s Fine),” which has been listened to over 5 million times, and “Playas Rock.” His Spotify artist page has over 320,000 monthly listeners. According to his profile, he began rapping at the age of 9.
Dooley is also known for being the godson of Louisiana State Representative Barbara Norton, a Democrat who served in the House of Representatives from 2008 to 2020. In 2009, Dooley caused some controversy when Norton invited the rapper to perform on the Louisiana House Floor. Dooley performed a clean version of his song “Halle Berry (She’s Fine).” Norton presented Dooley as a role model for young men from the state, but many representatives did not agree and were unhappy with the lyrics of the song he performed, WAFB9 reported.