Jurors listen to three 911 calls on first day of rapper Hurricane Chris’ murder trial
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SHREVEPORT, La. (KSLA) — Testimony began Wednesday, March 8 in the murder trial of Shreveport native Christopher Jerron Dooley, a 34-year-old rapper also known as Hurricane Chris.
The trial process began Monday (March 6) with jurors being selected Tuesday (March 7). On Wednesday, jurors listened to recordings of three 911 calls and heard testimony from more than three witnesses called by the state.
Dooley was indicted on a charge of second-degree murder in October 2020 in connection with the slaying of Danzeria Farris Jr. on June 19, 2020. Farris was shot several times at a Texaco station at Hearne at Hollywood avenues in Shreveport.
During opening statements Wednesday, prosecutors alleged that Dooley approached Farris with a handgun after Farris opened a door of the empty silver Mercedes car that Dooley had been driving earlier.
The defense argued that Dooley was scared and acting in self-defense.
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First responders who took the witness stand testified that while Farris was not armed, he did have a concrete object of some sort in his pants pocket when they arrived on the scene.
A woman who called 911 claimed that no one at the Texaco called 911 or tried to give a statement to police while Farris bled out. During the call, she told the dispatcher that Farris took his last breath.
EMS said Farris was unresponsive, not breathing and had no pulse when they arrived.
Dooley also is charged with illegal possession of a stolen 2016 Mercedes sedan that was associated with the slaying.
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