Two people have been arrested in connection with the death of famous Migos rapper Takeoff, who was “an innocent bystander” when he was shot and killed last month, Houston police said Friday. Patrick Clark, who is 33 years old, was arrested for murder on Thursday, Houston Police Chief Troy Finner said at a news conference.
“We were able to figure out that Patrick Clark is the person who shot the person who died,” Houston Police Department Sgt. Michael Burrow said. “That’s why he’s being charged with murder.” The chief said that Cameron Joshua, the other suspect, was arrested on November 22 on a charge of illegally carrying a weapon.
Finner said, “He was there and had a gun.” “He is a criminal.” Kirshnik Khari Ball, who went by the stage name Takeoff, was killed outside a bowling alley in downtown Houston on November 1. A month later, the arrests were made public. He was 28.
Takeoff and Quavo, another Migos member who is 31 years old, were at a private party at 810 Billiards & Bowling, according to officials. Police say that after the party was over, shots were fired near the entrance.
A report from the Harris County Medical Examiner says that Takeoff died from “gunshot wounds of the head and torso that went into the arm.” Burrow said at a news conference on Friday that the shooting started with a fight outside the bowling alley after a game of dice.
Burrow said, “I can tell you that Takeoff did not play in the dice game or take part in the fight that happened outside.” “He wasn’t a threat because he wasn’t carrying a gun. Finner added, “Definitely wrong place at the wrong time, and there’s no proof to say anything else.”
Police wouldn’t say if Clark and Joshua knew Takeoff or if they were invited to the private party.
Officials say that the shooting is still being looked into.
Takeoff was the youngest member of the rap group Migos, which was made up of his uncle Quavo, whose real name is Quavious Keyate Marshall, and his cousin Offset, whose real name is Kiari Kendrell Cephus and is 30 years old. Migos formed as a group in 2008, but they didn’t become famous until 2013. That’s when they released “Versace,” which became a huge hit and got even bigger when Drake was on the remix.
The group had four Top 10 hits on the Billboard Hot 100, but Takeoff wasn’t on “Bad and Boujee,” which was No. 1 for a long time and had Lil Uzi Vert as a guest artist. Migos released three albums called “Culture,” “Culture II,” and “Culture III.” The first two of these albums went straight to the top of the Billboard 200 album chart. In 2018, Takeoff also came out with a solo album called “The Last Rocket.”
When the news of his death spread, fans and other musicians were shocked and saddened.
The rapper Drake wrote in the caption of an Instagram photo of him and Takeoff onstage, “I got the best memories of all of us seeing the world together and bringing light to every city we touch.” “For now, I’ll pay attention to that.”
Chance the Rapper posted a picture of himself with members of Migos on Twitter and wrote, “It goes without saying that I’m broken-hearted and confused… But I have to say that Take is a one-of-a-kind friend who always made sure you were doing well and told you to put God first. “Man, I wish I could see you more often on this earth.”
Takeoff danced with Quavo at a party for their new album, “Only Built for Infinity Links,” a month before he died. The new album was meant to be the next step in an already successful career for Takeoff.
Finner said Friday, “I talked to Takeoff’s mother early this morning.” “We lost a good man. I never met him, but everyone, including the hundreds of people I talked to, said what a great person he was.”
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