The Migos rapper was shot and killed in downtown Houston on Nov. 1. Patrick Xavier Clark, 33, was arrested Thursday night and charged with murder.
HOUSTON — A month after the murder of rapper Takeoff, Houston Police Department announced that they had arrested a suspect accused of killing him.
Patrick Xavier Clark, 33, was arrested Thursday night and charged with murder.
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The Migos rapper was shot and killed on November 1st after attending a private party in downtown Houston. 810 Billiards and Bowling Alley. Police say the shooting started after an argument over a “profitable dice game.”
“I can tell you Take Off wasn’t involved in playing a dice game, he wasn’t involved in an argument outside, he wasn’t armed, he was an innocent bystander,” HPD Sgt. Michael Burrow said.
The investigation is still ongoing.
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Earlier in the week, Cameron Joshua, also known as Lil Cam, appeared in court after prosecutors said he was present when Takeoff was killed. He is not accused of shooting the rapper, but he was charged. Two counts of felony with a weapon.
After Joshua’s hearing, prosecutors and defense lawyers reiterated in court that he is not accused of firing a weapon or killing anyone.
“We believe he has been charged appropriately,” said prosecutor Matt Gilliam. “We are continuing to investigate the death of the takeoff.”
Joshua’s attorneys said the bottom line is that he didn’t shoot the takeoff and is only charged with gun possession.
“I think the DA’s office knows the difference between a carrying a weapon and a shooting case, and if they thought he was involved in the shooting, they would have charged him,” said defense attorney Chris Downey.
An HPD spokesman said the investigation into who fired the shots that killed Takeoff is ongoing.
Takeoff, whose original name is Krasnik Khari Bal, was part of The Migos along with Quavo and offset.
Takeoff and Quavo had just finished attending a private party with about 40 others, when shots were fired outside. 810 Billiards and Bowling Alley. The party ended around 1 a.m., but the group remained outside for more than an hour after the party ended, police said.
After 2:30 a.m., shots were fired and takeoff hit, dying just outside the bowling alley’s entrance. Two other people, a 23-year-old man and a 24-year-old woman, were shot, police said. They went to hospitals with non-life threatening injuries.
They have not been identified but police say they have spoken to them to help with the investigation.