Arrest warrant issued in Antonio Burks shooting - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Arrest warrant issued in Antonio Burks shooting

Darquan Lynneral Swift (Source: Memphis Police Department) Darquan Lynneral Swift (Source: Memphis Police Department)
Antonio Burks (Source: Memphis Grizzlies) Antonio Burks (Source: Memphis Grizzlies)

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC-TV) - It's been more than a week since a bullet side-lined former University of Memphis and Grizzlies star Antonio Burks.

His brother, Chris Burks, said Tuesday that Antonio is ready to get back in the game.

"Just get out of recovery and get back to doing what he does best," Burks said.  "Play basketball."

While his brother's recovery is the top priority, Chris Burks is encouraged that suspects are being identified.           

They include 18 year-old Darquan Swift.  He's believed to be the trigger-man and is now wanted for attempted first degree murder.

A possible accomplice in the shooting is a 16 year-old named Labatrick Drummer.  He was transferred Tuesday to adult criminal court by a juvenile court judge, despite the wishes of his very vocal grandmother, Linda Woodley.

"You know, kids do things like that," Woodley said outside the courthouse.  "He's a juvenile. He's 16. He's not grown!"

Drummer is charged as an "accessory after the fact" in the shooting of Antonio Burks during a dice game outside a house in South Memphis.  But Woodley feels no need to offer an apology to the Burks family.

"I don't got nothing to say to his family," she said. "Cause I don't know nothing about his family and my grandson didn't do anything for me to apologize to his family."

"I wonder if he was the one who was shot, would she want an apology?" Chris Burks asked.

Burks hopes all of the suspects connected to his brother's shooting are held accountable for nearly ending his life, and the career he says Antonio hopes to continue.

We discovered 16 year-old Labatrick Drummer has an extensive juvenile record, including 23 arrests. 

Meantime, police say Swift should be considered armed and dangerous. If you have information about Swift, call CrimeStoppers at 901-528-CASH.

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