Judge Finds Probable Cause to Charge Lil Durk with Intent to Commit Murder
Lil Durk is facing some serious charges over his alleged involvement in a shooting in Atlanta.
The Chicago rapper, whose real name is Durk Derrick Banks, was in court on Friday (June 14) for a hearing. The judge found probable cause for Durk and his co-defendant to be charged with possession and criminal intent to commit murder among other charges, according to WSB-TV.
BREAKING NOW: Judge finds probable cause for Lil Durk and his codefendant to be charged with possession & criminal intent to commit murder among other charges, details at 5p @wsbtv pic.twitter.com/UwstjrX40e
— Lori A Wilson (@LoriWilsonWSB) June 14, 2019
APD says witness described seeing Lil' Durk pull out a gun, then she ran around the building, she heard gunshots, and later saw the victim in a pool of blood. WATCH LIVE: https://t.co/TJDIAYa5Zg pic.twitter.com/TNjK2gx8P0
— WSB-TV (@wsbtv) June 14, 2019
The Atlanta Police Department says a witness saw Durk pull out a gun before hearing gunshots and seeing the victim in a pool of blood. The police also claim to have video evidence of the shooting.
Officers responded to reports of a person shot on the morning of Feb. 5 at a restaurant called The Varsity. Detective say a gold chain, $30,000 in cash, and a vehicle were stolen from the victim, who underwent surgery after suffering a gunshot wound.
Durk turned himself in at the end of May on five felony charges including criminal intent to commit murder, aggravated assault, possession of a firearm during commission of a felony, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and another charge of associating with a criminal street gang to participate in a crime.
According to Uproxx, an aggravated assault with intent to murder charge can carry a sentence of up to 20 years in prison in the state of Georgia. Possession of a firearm by a convicted felon is punishable by five years.