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Suspect Arrested in Killing of Migos Rapper Takeoff

Suspect Arrested in Killing of Migos Rapper Takeoff
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A 33-year-old man has been arrested within the deadly taking pictures of Migos rapper Takeoff, an “harmless bystander” struck by gunfire exterior a bowling alley in Houston.

Patrick Xavier Clark was taken into custody Thursday evening, based on Houston Police Chief Troy Finner. Clark’s arrest comes only a day after one other man was charged together with the November 1 taking pictures, by which two different individuals had been wounded. Police mentioned the taking pictures arose from a dispute over a cube recreation.

On Friday, Clark was held in jail awaiting a bond listening to. Whereas court docket data don’t listing an lawyer to talk on his behalf, there are indications that he was arrested whereas making ready to go away the nation for Mexico.

Takeoff, born Kirsnick Khari Ball, was the youngest member of the Grammy-nominated rap trio Migos. The Atlanta-based Migos additionally featured Takeoff’s uncle Quavo and cousin Offset.

The 28-year-old was shot exterior a bowling alley in downtown Houston at round 2:30 AM after police mentioned a dispute erupted as greater than 30 individuals had been leaving a personal get together. Authorities have beforehand mentioned that one other man and lady suffered non-life-threatening gunshot accidents and that not less than two people opened fireplace.

In accordance with Seargent Michael Burrow, each particular person on the scene left with out chatting with the police. Throughout a Friday information convention, Burrow mentioned that the gunfire adopted a dispute over a “profitable” recreation of cube however that Takeoff was not concerned. Police have no idea whether or not Clark was invited to the get together or if he knew Takeoff.

Just a few witnesses have since been positioned by authorities, who’ve labored to piece collectively occasions by way of ballistics, video, and audio recordings. Burrow says that investigators are nonetheless making an attempt to trace down further witnesses. 

“We can be trying to discover you,” he mentioned. “Will probably be simpler in case you come discover us.”

On Wednesday, police introduced the arrest of Cameron Joshua in reference to the taking pictures. Joshua was charged with illegally carrying a firearm when Takeoff was shot, however the 22-year-old will not be believed to have fired the weapon. Joshua’s lawyer instructed reporters that he had not seen something to counsel that his shopper was concerned in Takeoff’s killing. On the similar time, Burrow says that investigators imagine Clark’s gunfire killed the rapper.