According to the Times-Picayune:
Dinerral Shavers, 25, died from a gunshot to the back of his head at about 5:30 p.m. while behind the wheel of his black Chevrolet Malibu in the 2200 block of Dumaine Street… His family was not injured… Although critically wounded, Shavers continued driving four blocks up Dumaine before stopping. By 6 p.m., Shavers lay motionless on his back in the middle of the street just outside the open driver's side door… Shavers was taken to a hospital, but died within an hour.
It was later revealed in the Times-Picayune that he was not the intended target. New Orleans Police said the teenager who shot him actually meant to kill Shavers' 15-year-old stepson in a dispute stemming from a neighborhood feud. His murder, along with a spate of other violent crimes in New Orleans within the same week, sparked a massive protest march on New Orleans City Hall on January 11, 2007.
Shavers' murder by a teenager was also discussed in the sequel, If God Is Willing and Da Creek Don't Rise, directed by Spike Lee.
The HBO series Treme alluded to Shavers' murder in episodes four and five of the second season.
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