Charges against rapper Lil Durk dropped in connection to 2019 shooting incident at The Varsity

Channel 2 Action News has learned rapper Lil Durk will no longer face any charges in connection to the 2019 shooting outside of The Varsity in Atlanta.

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Lil Durk, whose name is Derrick Banks was charged in connection to a shooting outside of The Varsity, a few days after the Super Bowl in 2019.

Back in 2019, Banks spoke with Channel 2 Action News hours before he surrendered.

“I have nothing to hide,” Banks told Channel 2 Action News. “I have nothing to run from.”

Banks said he canceled his tour and immediately flew to Atlanta when he found out he was wanted by Atlanta police.


Banks’ lawyer, Manny Arora provided Channel 2 Action News with the following statement:

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.

Banks was facing criminal attempt to commit murder, aggravated assault, unlawful for employed by associated with criminal street gang to conduct/participate in crime, possession of firearm during commission of a felony, and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

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