Lil Durk Granted $250K Bond In Atlanta Shooting Case (Video)

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FULTON COUNTY, Ga. (WSB-TV) -- A judge just granted a $250,000 bond for rapper Lil Durk.

Durk was in court on June 14 for a probable cause hearing about his alleged involvement in a shooting outside The Varsity in downtown Atlanta. The shooting happened on Feb. 5 at 5:49 a.m.

Channel 2's Lori Wilson was in the courtroom for the bond hearing Thursday.

The conditions of the bond are that the rapper cannot be anywhere near a weapon, he has curfew that requires him to be in the house from 11 p.m. to 7 a.m. every night and there is to be no witness intimidation.

An Atlanta police detective said Lil Durk, whose real name is Durk Derrick Banks, was seen on video shooting a man near The Varsity while he was driving.

BACKGROUND INFORMATION: 

Just before 2 p.m. Friday, the judge found probable cause for Lil Durk and his co-defendent, DeaVonte Bennett, to be charged with possession and criminal intent to commit murder, among other charges. 

Before he surrendered last month, Lil Durk spoke exclusively with Channel 2 investigative reporter Mark Winne. He said he had "nothing to hide."

Now, two weeks later, Lil Durk and Bennett were in court, hearing Atlanta Police Department detective Jeffrey Churchill lay out evidence against them.

“I spoke to a witness who was there at the scene when the incident took place,” Churchill said.

Churchill said the witness told him she was standing outside, talking to Banks and Bennett in front of a cigar bar around 5 a.m. Feb. 5 when they saw a fight in the car in front of them.

“Mr. Banks pulled out a weapon. They heard gunfire,” Churchill said.

Lil Durk and Bennett sat and listened as prosecutors described the case as gang-related.

Prosecutors said Lil Durk and Bennett are members of Chicago gangs and that they knew the victim, Alexander Weatherspoon, had $30,000, an expensive chain and a nice car -- and that's why he was targeted.

While on the stand, Churchill said he did not find evidence that this was a gang related incident.

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