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.
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.