After prosecutors indicated they were deciding not to pursue the case, rapper Lil Durk is no longer subject to criminal prosecution in Georgia for a shooting that occurred in downtown Atlanta in 2019. The Fulton County District Attorney’s Office informed a state judge in a court document that it will use “prosecutorial discretion” to dismiss the charges against the Chicago rapper, whose actual name is Durk Derrick Banks, in a court filing that Billboard has reviewed.
“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,” said the DA’s office in the filing, which was made on October 17 in Fulton County Superior Court.
On allegations of attempted murder, Durk, 30, turned himself in to Fulton County authorities in May 2019. In February of that year, a shooting near the well-known Atlanta restaurant The Varsity left one victim with a non-fatal gunshot wound to the thigh, according to the prosecution. Durk and the late rapper King Von were allegedly involved in the shooting.
The Chicago rapper defended himself at the time by saying he was innocent. Additionally, Durk released a song in an effort to clear his name.