Trae The Truth Injured And Coy Thompson, 23, Erica Rochelle Dotson, 30, and Carlos Durell Dorsey, 31, Dead: Bayou Body Count Nos. 84-86
A wild parking-lot shootout at a southwest side strip club left three people dead and popular rapper Trae the Truth injured, police say.
Coy Thompson, 23, Erica Rochelle Dotson, 30, and Carlos Durell Dorsey, 31 were killed around 3:15 a.m. at the Diamond Club in the 9800 block of Westpark Drive.
Trae, real name Frazier Othel Thompson, 31, had given a concert at the club and was with hundreds of people outside in the parking lot.
Police say the shots were intended for Thompson, who had gotten into "a domestic dispute" and had received death threats. He was known in the rap world as Poppa C from the group Assholes by Nature.
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"Investigators also determined Coy Thompson had been involved in a similar shooting incident outside a nightclub at 9600 Bissonnet on Nov. 25, 2011, in which Dominique Brown, also known as "Money Clip" was killed," HPD says. "No arrests have been made in that ongoing investigation. At this time, it has not been determined if these two incidents are related."
Dorsey was known as Dinky D and was also in ABN.
Police say Dorsey and Dotson "were struck by the gunfire intended for" Thompson.
Trae and Willie Watkins, 37, were injured with non-life-threatening injuries.
Anyone with information in this case is urged to contact the HPD Homicide Division at 713-308-3600 or Crime Stoppers at 713-222-TIPS.
Our sister blog Rocks Off is following the case.
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