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Police Officer Wins $10 Million Judgment Against Rapper Turk

May 25th, 2006 | By Administrator

A police officer that was injured in a shoot-out with former Hot Boy Tab “Turk” Virgil has won a $10 million dollar judgment against the rapper.

The judgment stems from a shoot-out in a Memphis area apartment complex in January 2004. As SWAT team members raided the apartment seeking a cache of drugs, Deputy Chris Harris was shot in the jaw, hip arm and calf.

A jury convicted Virgil, after ballistics evidence found gunfire residue on his shorts. The rapper has maintained his innocence and denied firing a weapon.

In August of 2005, Virgil was convicted of being a felon with a handgun, a fugitive with a handgun and a drug addict with a handgun.

Virgil made his mark as a member of Cash Money Records? hit group, The Hot Boys. The group featured fellow New Orleans rappers Juvenile, B.G. and Lil? Wayne.

Virgil was sentenced to 12 years in prison for attempted second-degree murder. The rapper was also sentenced to 10 years for being a felon, drug addict and fugitive in possession of a firearm. The rapper the sentences consecutively.