A man was arrested in the shooting death of Migos rapper Takeoff. According to Uproxx, 33-year-old Patrick Xavier Clark was arrested and charged with murder on Thursday (December 1st.) Takeoff was shot and killed outside of a bowling alley in Houston. He was 28.
According to ABC News, Clark's bond was set at $2 million during his first court appearance. Prosecutors argued that Clark posed a high flight risk because he had purchased tickets to Mexico two days before his arrest and applied for an expedited passport.”
Houston Police held a press conference on December 2nd, where Sgt. Michael Burrow emphasized that “the investigation is still ongoing” and confirmed the alleged sequence of events on November 1st.
He said, “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. I can tell you that Takeoff was not involved in playing the dice game. He was not involved in the argument that happened outside. He was not armed. He was an innocent bystander.”
Burrow added that approximately 30 people were standing outside at the time of the shooting and “literally every single one of those people left the scene without giving a statement to police.” He asked them to come forward and give their statements to Houston Police. In the interim, Burrow said, his team used video surveillance, cellphone video and audio, physical evidence, shooting reconstruction, to confirm ballistic evidence, which led them to Clark as the shooter.
In addition to Clark, 22-year-old Cameron Joshua was arrested on November 22nd was arrested in connection with Takeoff's murder. According to The Associated Press, he was formally “charged in connection with the case,” but “is not believed to have fired” his illegal handgun during the fatal shooting.