Multiple Arrests Have Been Made For The Killing Of Takeoff
One month after the killing of Migos rapper Takeoff, the public has learned that an arrest has been made. According to the Houston Police Department, 33-year-old Patrick Xavier Clark, 33 arrested on a murder charge on the city’s east side of Houston, Texas, Thursday evening (December 1). The New York Times reported the news. Another man, 22-year-old Cameron Joshua, 22 has also been charged with the unlawful carrying of a weapon. He was apprehended on November 22.
The HPB chief Troy Finner held a news conference today (December 2). “We lost a good man,” the official said of the 28-year-old born Kirshnik Khari Ball. Takeoff was a Grammy-nominated, chart-topping artist at the time he was fatally shot at 810 Billiards & Bowling Houston. “We were able to deduce that Patrick Clark is the lethal shooter in the case, and that’s why he’s being charged with murder,” Houston Police Department Sergeant Michael Burrow said according to an NBC News report. The mayor was also present, expressing sadness surrounding the loss of the man and artist.
“I can tell you that Takeoff was not involved in playing in the dice game, he was not involved in the argument that happened outside,” Burrow said, confirming reports that an adjacent argument took place beside the gambling. “He was not armed, he was an innocent bystander.” The police chief Finner dismissed any fault of the part of Takeoff. wrong place at the wrong time, no evidence whatsoever to say anything different.” The Times reports at least 30 people were at the scene, which involved at least two weapons.
Takeoff was reportedly in Houston to celebrate the birthday of son to Rap-A-Lot Records J. Prince. Of those present when the fatal shooting occurred, no one remained at scene to give a statement to police, according to Sergeant Burrow. He encouraged those with information to come forward. Investigators reportedly determined through video surveillance, cellphone footage, and other physical evidence that Clark fired the fatal shot.
In October, Takeoff and band-mate Quavo partnered for the Raekwon-inspired Only Built For Infinity Linx album. The Quality Control LP features Gunna, Gucci Mane, Birdman, DJ Mustard, and Young Thug. The single “Hotel Lobby” has already been certified gold by the RIAA.
#BonusBeat: Last month, Ambrosia For Heads attended Nas and Hit-Boy’s King’s Disease III album release party, and filmed Nas paying respect to Takeoff: