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Man Charged With Murder In Shooting Death Of Migos Rapper Takeoff
Houston police confirmed two men have been arrested in the shooting death of Migos rapper Takeoff as new details are revealed about the Halloween incident.
A man has been arrested in the fatal shooting of Migos rapper Takeoff.
Houston police held a press conference Friday to share that they've arrested and charged Patrick Xavier Clark, 33, with the murder of Migos rapper Takeoff, née Kirsnick Khari Ball.
Takeoff died from several gunshot wounds after attending a private event at 810 Billiards and Bowling, alongside Quavo, in downtown Houston around 2:30 a.m. on Nov. 1.
Two other unidentified individuals were also wounded in the shooting but drove themselves to a local hospital where they received treatment for non-life-threatening injuries.
A second man, Cameron Joshua, 22, was charged with felony possession of a weapon last week.
Homicide Sgt. Michael Burrow shared further details about the fight that resulted in Takeoff's death, indicating that the rapper was an "innocent bystander" who was caught in the crossfire.
"The event was a private party, there was a lucrative dice game that went on at the event, there was an argument that happened afterwards outside the bowling alley which led to the shooting,” Burrow told the press. "I can tell you that Takeoff was not involved in playing the dice game."
Burrow added that there were many witnesses who fled the scene following the shooting, and they'd still like to speak to them even though there's been an arrest.
While Burrow said they're still looking for eyewitnesses, he shared that they heavily relied on video footage and ballistics in the investigation, noting that this was how they determined Clark was the "lethal shooter."
Additionally, Chief Troy Finner stated that they had arrested and charged Joshua because he was a felon in possession of a weapon.
Joshua's lawyer spoke to reporters following his court hearing, stating, according to KHOU reporter Adam Bennett, "He wants a bond. He wants to get out. He wants to clear his name.”
Joshua is due to appear in court for a bond hearing next week.
Finner said that Takeoff's mother was notified of the arrest Thursday morning, adding, "We lost a good man."