Suspect arrested in taking pictures loss of life of Migos rapper Takeoff

Houston police have arrested a particular person suspected in the Nov. 1 taking pictures loss of life of Migos rapper Takeoff.

Patrick Xavier Clark, 33, was arrested Thursday evening time and charged with the slaying of Kirshnik Khari Ball, elevated typically referred to as Atlanta rapper Takeoff, Houston Police Chief Troy Finner mentioned Friday all by way of a press convention.

Cameron Joshua, 22, who was arrested individually on Nov. 22, additionally faces weapons expenses in reference to the taking pictures loss of life.

Finner mentioned that he believed the slain rapper was “positively inside the mistaken place on the mistaken time,” including that Clark was in possession of the weapon in the course of the taking pictures.

“He’s in custody, he’s arrested and he’s charged … nonetheless some work to be finished on it,” Finner mentioned on the press convention.

Sgt. Michael Burrow of the division’s homicide division mentioned that video surveillance, cellphone video and audio, as properly as to bodily proof and taking pictures reconstruction and ballistic proof led to Clark’s arrest and the expenses in opposition to him.

“The investigation continues to be ongoing. We nonetheless have a lot of these that we’re making an try to discover and communicate to… however I can inform you, to substantiate a quantity of of the hypothesis that’s on the market: The event was a private celebration. There was a profitable cube recreation that went on on the event. There was an argument that occurred afterwards outdoors the bowling alley, which led to the taking pictures.”

Burrow mentioned that Takeoff was neither involved inside the cube recreation nor the argument outdoors and was not armed.

“He was an innocent bystander,” he mentioned.

The Atlanta-primarily based hip-hop trio Migos consisted of Takeoff, his uncle Quavo, 31, and his cousin Offset, 30. The Grammy-nominated group is thought for hits reminiscent of “stroll It communicate It,” “Stir Fry” and “unhealthy and Boujee.” Takeoff, whose star was on the rise earlier than the taking pictures, had been characterised as a outcome of the “peaceable” and “chill” member of the act.

TMZ beforehand reported that Takeoff and Quavo have been having fun with cube at a private celebration at a bowling alley on Nov. 1 when an altercation broke out and somebody opened hearth. Police mentioned that two completely different people have been additionally injured and launched to hospitals in private autos.

The Harris County health worker dominated the loss of life of Takeoff a homicide days after the taking pictures. The “T-Shirt” rapper died of “penetrating gunshot wounds of head and torso into arm,” in line with a preliminary post-mortem report reviewed by The occasions.


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