ATLANTA – Famous rapper Lil Durk turned himself in to Atlanta police Thursday night on charges connected to a shooting earlier this year outside The Varsity.
Before he surrendered, Lil Durk — Durk Derrick Banks — talked exclusively with Channel 2 Investigative Reporter Mark Winne.
One warrant suggests Durk Banks allegedly was “employed or associated with a criminal street gang Black Disciples”. He confirmed to me as youth was drawn into gang life that surrounded him in Chicago but indicated that’s not who he is todayMark Winne
The Chicago-based artist — who released a song called “Turn Myself In” before his surrender — was charged with criminal attempt to commit murder, aggravated assault, and possession of a firearm, according to the Atlanta-Journal Constitution.
The shooting took place outside the Varsity restaurant early on the morning of Feb. 5 when an altercation led to a man being shot in the leg.
Shell casings and a rifle were discovered in the parking lot of the restaurant. It was not clear what role Lil Durk — whose real name is Durk Derrick Banks — played in the incident.
Durk released a song about the ordeal shortly before surrendering.
“I got five million followers, I need five million dollars,” Lil Durk sings on the track.