Attempted murder charges have been dropped against drill rapper Lil Durk in connection to a 2019 shooting outside The Varsity restaurant in Atlanta.
Lil Durk, real name Derrick Banks, and drill rapper King Von were arrested in the shooting that took place a few days after the Super Bowl in 2019.
Officers collected 13 shell casings from a pistol and a rifle found in the parking lot, according to a police report. A 9mm handgun was also recovered at the scene.
The victim, Alexander Weatherspoon, survived the shooting. Both Durk and Von were captured on surveillance cameras from the Varsity and the cigar bar, according to investigators.
“You see Mr. Banks’ arm out the window firing several shots at the victim,” an investigator testified in court in May 2019.
Police testified that Durk (left) and King Von (right) were members of the same Chicago gang who knew Weatherspoon had $30,000 in cash on him the night of the shooting. Weatherspoon was robbed of the cash and jewels.
Surveillance video allegedly captured Lil Durk fleeing The Varsity parking lot in a grey SUV wrapped with a giant red “300” logo.
300 is a Black Disciples street gang in Chicago.
Lil Durk (left) may have made reference to the SUV on a King Von track titled “Back Again” (2020): “They told ’em what type of car I was in, I had to go get it wrapped again.”
Weatherspoon reportedly stopped cooperating with investigators. He was arrested in 2021 and charged with federal identity fraud in a case dating back to Oct 2018.
The feds say Weatherspoon purchased a $56,000 Dodge Charger Hellcat using a faxed copy of another man’s driver’s license with a photo of the late Ponzi scammer Bernie Madoff’s face on it.
The car was purchased from a dealership in Fairview Heights, Illinois, and delivered to Weatherspoon in Atlanta, where he moved from Chicago, according to a criminal complaint obtained by The Daily Beast.
Weatherspoon allegedly stole numerous identities and financed muscle cars, including at least two Charger Hellcats and a Porsche Panamera.