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The news first broke over at DNAinfo, where you can read the full report:

Lil Durk was busted with a loaded .40-caliber handgun in Englewood early Wednesday after he threw the gun into his car as police approached, a source said.

The 20-year-old rapper, whose real name is Durk D. Banks, was picked up at about 3 a.m. in the 7200 block of South Green Street, police said.

Lil Durk was standing near a car when police rolled up to investigate a call of a man with a gun. As police arrived, Lil Durk was spotted tossing a gun into the car, a source said.

Police recovered the gun — a loaded .40-caliber — and arrested the rapper without incident, the source said.

Lil Durk, who has a suburban Melrose Park address, was charged with unlawful use of a weapon by a felon and is expected in bond court on Thursday. It is his second offense, police said.

In Oct. 2011, he was hit with gun charges, including possession of a firearm with a defaced serial number. He later pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of aggravated unauthorized use of a weapon, according to court records.

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