Rapper Lil Durk turns himself in over shooting incident, faces attempt to commit murder charge
The rapper is facing five felony charges charges over shooting at a man in an Atlanta restaurant in February
Rapper Durk Banks or 'Lil Durk' has turned himself in to Atlanta police after an arrest warrant was issued against him over a shooting incident, reported TMZ.
According to the police report, the warrant was issued regarding the shooting of a man, identified as 23-year-old Alexander Witherspoon, on February 5. The incident occurred at a restaurant called The Varsity in Atlanta. Witherspoon was immediately rushed to the hospital, and after a surgery it is believed he survived the attack.
The police found a firearm, and 13 shell casings from a pistol and a rifle at the crime scene.
The rapper could be booked under 5 felony charges related to the shooting. The charges include criminal intent to commit murder which is an extremely serious offense. He would also be charged associating with a criminal street gang to participate in a crime, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, aggravated assault, and possession of a firearm during commission of a felony.
The rapper had earlier posted on Instagram saying he would be turning himself in. And it is being reported by XXL that he has surrendered to the authorities on Thursday night.
According to police, Witherspoon was shot in the thigh after an altercation in the parking lot of the Varsity escalated. After being shot, Witherspoon had somehow managed to make his way to a nearby cigar lounge where he collapsed.
While the reports do not mention Durk's name but Atlanta police spokesman confirmed that the rapper is being charged in association with the shooting.
The incident was captured by the surveillance cameras of both the Varsity and the cigar lounge and the authorities are investigating the same. The police have as yet not confirmed any other relationship between the rapper and the victim.
The rapper, famous for his hits like 'Like Me', 'Get that money' etc. has over four million followers on Instagram and his post about turning himself in got more than 350,000 reactions.