A Texas grand jury indicted Patrick Clark on homicide fees of the capturing demise of Migos rapper Takeoff. The rapper, born Kirsnick Khari Ball, was fatally shot on Nov. 1, 2022, after attending a personal celebration at a Houston bowling alley. Takeoff was 28.
Clark was indicted by a Harris County grand jury Thursday, the Harris County District Legal professional’s Workplace advised KHOU-11. He was arrested for Takeoff’s demise throughout a site visitors cease on Dec. 1 by the Houston Police Division’s gang division. He was present in possession of a gun, however it was not the one used within the capturing of Takeoff. Clark’s bond was initially set at $2 million, however it was later diminished to $1 million after protection attorneys argued it was extreme. He posted bond on Jan. 4 and was launched from custody.
The occasions that led to Takeoff’s demise started exterior the 810 Billiards and Bowling venue started when Takeoff’s uncle and fellow Migos member Quavo argued with two males he performed in a cube sport, in accordance with the warrant KHOU-11 reviewed. One of many males was recognized as Cameron Joshua, who faces a weapons cost. The combat turned bodily, and one of many two males started capturing. This man was Clark, in accordance with police.
Clark was allegedly seen on video pulling out a gun and capturing a number of instances with a wine bottle in his different hand, police stated. Clark then ran to the close by Home of Blues to drop off the wine bottle earlier than returning to the bowling alley. Police stated fingerprints discovered on the bottle matched Clark’s. Investigators consider forensic proof proves Clark was the one one that may have shot Takeoff, based mostly on the place they had been standing. Takeoff was shot within the again and within the head.
Clark’s legal professional, Carl Moore, later advised TMZ that the indictment is unsurprising. “Right this moment’s motion by the grand jury shouldn’t be surprising,” Moore stated. “We might ask folks to do not forget that getting an indictment requires assembly a really, very minimal commonplace of proof. Once we get inside a courtroom and in entrance of a jury, the place we will placed on our proof and cross-examine the state’s witnesses- the place the usual of proof is guilt past an affordable doubt- we count on the jury will come again with a verdict of not responsible.”
Takeoff was one-third of the rap trio Migos, together with Quavo and his cousin, Offset. He additionally launched a solo album, The Final Rocket (2018). Weeks earlier than his demise, Takeoff and Quavo launched Solely Constructed for Infinity Hyperlinks because the duo Unc & Phew. Takeoff’s Celebration of Life was held at State Farm Enviornment in Atlanta, with Justin Bieber, Cardi B, Offset, Quavo, and different artists performing. The rapper’s household requested attendees not take images or movies in the course of the occasion.