Lil Durk has been cleared of attempted murder charges stemming from a shooting in Atlanta in 2019.
After a warrant for Durk’s arrest was issued in February 2019 for a shooting outside The Varsity restaurant in Atlanta, Durk turned himself in to the police in May 2019.
At the time, both Durk and former OTF member King Von (killed in 2020) were charged with criminal attempt to commit murder, as well as aggravated assault, participation in illegal street gang activity, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
However, this past weekend, the Chicago rapper received the excellent news that the charges against him and the late Von were dropped due to “prosecutorial discretion.”
District Attorney Fani T. Willis stated in a Dismissal of Charges Motion filed in Georgia’s Superior Court of Fulton County: “The facts of this case have been reviewed and, although it appears that probable cause existed for the defendant’s arrest, the decision of the District Attorney at this time is not to prosecute.”
Lil Durk’s attorney, Manny Arora, was happy with the ruling. She said, “While it took three years for the State to make the right decision, in the end, the right decision was made, and Mr. Banks can finally put this event behind him.”