HOUSTON – A 25-year-old man was arrested Wednesday in connection with a shooting that killed three people and injured two others, including local rapper Trae Tha Truth.
Feanyichi Uvukansi went in for questioning Wednesday morning and told loved ones he was surprised to learn that he was a suspect. His criminal past includes multiple drug and assault charges.
The fatal shooting happened on June 20 outside the Diamonds Gentlemen’s Club, which was formerly Scores Cabaret.
Coy “Poppa C” Thompson, 23, was killed outside the club around 3:15 a.m., along with 30-year-old Erica Rochelle Dotson and 31-year-old Carlos Durell Dorsey.
The shooting happened after a performance by an associate of Thompson’s, ABN rapper Trae Tha Truth.
Trae, 31, whose legal name is Frazier Othel Thompson, and 37-year-old Willie Watkins were also shot, but their injuries were not life-threatening, police said.
The suspect reportedly opened fire as patrons were leaving the show.
Investigators said Poppa C was involved in a domestic dispute on June 17, 2012, and had received threats on his life.
They believe Trae, Dorsey, Dotson and Watkins were all struck by gunfire intended for Poppa C. A source close to the investigation said Dotson, a mother of three, had just asked for Trae’s autograph when she was killed.
Uvukansi faces capital murder charges and was being held without bond.