Remember This Boyz N The Hood Actor? He Died A Very Violent Death

Posted On : June 23, 2017


Remember the pacifier-toting actor in old school film Boyz N The Hood? His name was Dooky in the film, and he was the homeboy who was always on the block hanging out, and was down for whatever.

He Hadn’t Even Turned 23 Years Old

His real name was Dedrick Gobert, and he hadn’t even turned 23 years old, but he was violently killed over a drag-race.

He also appeared in supporting roles in two other Singleton directed films; Poetic Justice (1993) and Higher Learning (1995), which was released after his death. Flip the page to get details over what happened, and how he was killed.

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This Reads Like A Movie Script

Dedrick Gobert was shot killed on an isolated road after arguing during a drag race. This reads like a script in a movie, but this was sadly real life, that ending with 2 people dead, 1 paralized, and another charged and sentenced to death. Read how the events unfolded.

Witnesses testified that Gobert (Dooky) reached under his shirt as if he was reaching for a gun. The ABC gang members responded by rushing Gobert and proceeded to kick, stomp and hit him. Gobert’s friend Ignacio Hernandez and Gobert’s girlfriend Jenny Hyon attempted to break up the fight. Hernandez attempted to shield Gobert’s body from being stomped by lying on top of him but got kicked in the head. Hyon also attempted to help but she too was kicked in the head.

Roger Boring and Lester Maliwat, two ABC members who were involved in the fight, testified that they both thought the fight was over and began to retreat to their cars. Boring recalled that Enraca grabbed Hernandez by the head and shoulder and shot him in the upper body. Both men said they saw Enraca shoot Gobert while he was lying on the ground. Boring said he saw Enraca turn around and shoot Jenny Hyon after she kicked him in the back. Maliwat testified that when he was pulling out of the parking lot after the shootings, Enraca jumped into his car. As he was driving away, Maliwat said that he saw Hyon lying on the ground in an awkward position and asked Enraca why he “shot the girl”. Enraca stated, “F*ck them. They deserved it.”

Enraca’s defense attorney maintained that Enraca was acting in self-defense and only pulled his gun to shoot in the air in an effort to stop the fighting. According to his initial statement to police, Enraca said that he grabbed Ignacio Hernandez by the head when he was lying on the ground because he thought he recognized him and wanted to ask him where he was from. Hernandez responded by pushing Enraca’s hand away which Enraca interpreted as an attempt to grab his gun. He admitted to shooting Hernandez in the shoulder (an autopsy determined Hernandez was shot twice – once in the head and once in the back).

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Scene from Boyz N Hood, “Dooky” in background

Enraca said that after he shot Hernandez, Gobert, who was also lying on the ground, cursed at him and began moving. Enraca thought that Gobert was attempting to pull his gun out to shoot him so he shot Gobert in the head.

After shooting both men, Enraca said that Jenny Hyon pushed and attempted to hit him. In an attempt to scare her away, he said that he fired a shot that he thought went over her head but instead struck her in the neck. On the night of the shootings, Enraca admitted that he had been drinking heavily and had consumed “two lines” of methamphetamine earlier in the evening.

On May 12, 1999 Enraca was sentenced to death.(Source)

 

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