Judge: Enough evidence for case against Lil Durk to proceed

ATLANTA (AP) — A trial against a Chicago rapper accused in an Atlanta drive-by shooting will move forward.

WSB-TV reports Durk Derrick Banks, whose stage name is Lil Durk, was in court Friday for a hearing about his alleged involvement in a Feb. 5 shooting outside a downtown Atlanta restaurant.

Atlanta Police Detective Jeffrey Churchill says Lil Durk was seen on video shooting a man near The Varsity while he was driving. The judge ruled there is enough evidence for the case against Banks and co-defendant Deavonte Bennett to go to trial.

The men face five felony counts including criminal attempt to commit murder and aggravated assault. During the hearing, an attorney for Banks cast doubt on whether his client was the shooter.

Banks’ song “Turn Myself In,” has nearly 7 million views on YouTube.

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Information from: WSB-TV, http://www.wsbtv.com/index.html

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