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Lil Durk Seen Firing a Gun on Video, Police Say; Judge Finds Probable Cause for Attempted Murder Charge

During a probable cause hearing on Friday (June 14), police detectives claimed to have video evidence that shows Lil Durk firing a weapon on Feb. 5 while driving near The Varsity restaurant in Atlanta, according to WSB-TV.

A judge ruled that the court had found probable cause to charge Lil Durk, born Durk Banks, and his co-defendant, rapper King Von, with five felony charges that include criminal attempt to commit murder, aggravated assualt, unlawful for employed by/associated with criminal street gang to conduct/participate in crime, possession of a firearm during commission of a felony, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. 

Durk will remain behind Fulton County bars without bond for the foreseeable future. The 26-year-old turned himself in on May 30 after an arrest warrant was issued in his name. The charges are tied to the aforementioned Feb. 5 drive-by shooting at The Varsity that resulted in one victim, Alexander Weatherspoon, being rushed to the hospital with a gunshot wound to his thigh. Prosecutors added that Durk was involved in carrying out a robbery of the 23-year-old victim for $30,000, jewelry, and his vehicle, all prior to the shooting. 

The Chicago native declared his innocence in a statement to WSB-TV. "Once I heard, I immediately came back," he said prior to turning himself in. “I have nothing to hide. I have nothing to run from." Durk also released a track in an attempt to clear his name. "Look up at the judge, can't look, stay makin' up lies for sure/ I'm a innocent man for sure, it is what it is for sure/ Nobody gon' ride, had a warrant so I can't hide," the OTF honcho raps.

Billboard has reached out to Durk's reps for comment. 


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