Lil Durk, a Chicago-based rapper, turned himself into the Atlanta police for attempted murder charges on Thursday, May 30, 2019, according to Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
The 26-year-old artist, whose given name is Durk Derrick Banks, was listed as wanted by Atlanta police in connection with a shooting in the parking lot outside the Varsity on February 5, 2019.
Here’s what you need to know:
1. The Victim Was Taken to Atlanta Medical Center in Serious Condition
According to AJC, Atlanta police responded to a report of gunshots in the area around 5:45 a.m.
A 23-year-old male, Alexander Witherspoon, was found beside a vehicle and had been shot once in the thigh. Police recovered 13 shell casings from a pistol and a rifle in the parking lot, as well as a 9mm handgun. Witnesses reported seeing Witherspoon in a verbal dispute with another man before the sound of gunshots. Witherspoon was taken to Atlanta Medical Center in Serious Condition.
2. Lil Durk Revealed That He Planned to Turn Himself in on Social Media
On May 29, 2018, Lil Durk shared a message with his fans on Instagram and Twitter, “Turning myself in tomorrow.”
His post on Instagram prompted comments from other rappers like, Lil Skies, Lil Tjay, Chance the Rapper and YG, among others.
“Hold your head brudda,” Chance the Rapper said.
“FREE THE HOMIE,” said YG.
3. Lil Durk Released a Song, ‘Turn Myself In’ Before he Turned Himself In
“Yeah, yeah, yeah, give my lawyer a hundered and fifty,” he says in the song. “I wish I would turn myself in before I f— one last time. I wish I would turn myself in before I pour up one pint. I wish I would turn myself in without kissin’ my kids, no, it ain’t right. I wish I would turn myself in without playin’ that shit back that night.”
“I went from Margielas to state shoes, Amiri denims to jump suits,” he goes on in the song. “Locked in a cell with a curfew, in population, they can hurt you. No PC, commissary and receipts, fan mail, I gotta reread. New rappers wanna be, can’t be me, I’m gangsta.”
4. Twitter is Racting to the News
One user shared some fan art.
Another user suggested Lil Durk is about to be in the “same boat as 69.” He is referring to rapper Tekashi69, who was arrested and sentenced to prison time at Rikers Island.
Another user says he hates the rap game after Lil Durk released “Turn Myself In.”
Another user is upset that Lil Durk turned himself in before she had the chance to see him in concert.
5. Lil Durk Was in the Middle of His STTS3 Tour
Lil Durk was in the middle of his STTS3 Tour when he turned himself in at the Fulton County Jail in Atlanta, Georgia.
The tour, which was supposed to last from April 18, 2019 to June 1, 2019. The rapper had performed in Kansas City, Baltimore, Miami, Des Moines, Columbus, Indianapolis and New Orleans, among others. He was supposed to perform in Westchester, New York on May 31 and Providence, Rhode Island on June 1.