On Friday (December 2), Houston Police Chief Troy Finner announced the arrest of Patrick Xavier Clark for the murder of Takeoff.
The Migos rapper, born Kirsnik Khari Ball, was fatally shot around 2:30 a.m. on November 1 outside of 810 Billiards & Bowling in Houston following a private party.
He was 28 years young.
BOOKING PHOTO: Patrick Xavier Clark, 33, charged with the murder of Kirshnik Khari Ball (Takeoff). #hounews— Houston Police (@houstonpolice) December 2, 2022
Clark, 33, also known as “DJ Pat,” was arrested on Thursday (December 1).
According to court documents, Clark applied for an expedited passport right after Takeoff’s murder by submitting an itinerary for a flight to Mexico.
When he was arrested Clark had the passport and a large sum of cash on him.
Prosecutors are asking for no bond because the suspect was planning to flee to Mexico and he is clearly a flight risk.
[Note: TMZ is reporting prosecutors are asking for a $1,000,000 bond.]
If he is released on bond, prosecutors are asking the judge for an order that prohibits Patrick Xavier Clark from speaking with anyone from Takeoff’s family, J. Prince Jr., and his family, as well as Shakur Stevenson and anyone from Shakur’s “place of employment.”
Prior to Patrick Xavier Clark’s arrest, Cameron Joshua, 22, also known as “Lil Cam,” was arrested and charged with unlawful carrying of a weapon.
According to authorities, they had to rely largely on surveillance and cellphone video, as well as audio that surfaced over time.
They also used physical evidence, shooting reconstruction, and their ballistics evidence led them to charge Clark with the murder of Takeoff.
Chief Finney was not willing to discuss a motive in the shooting outside of the dice game because it is still an active and ongoing investigation.
Police are still asking people who were there when the shooting occurred to come forward, if not…police plan to go looking for them.
Mayor Sylvester Turner urged witnesses to come forward.
“I don’t give anyone an out. If you were there and you saw something and you know something, you don’t get a pass,” Turner said.
“There are too many young men, and I’ll be even more specific, too many young men of color who are killing other young men of color. And that has to stop, that has to stop.”
My sincerest condolences and prayers go out to Takeoff’s family and all who knew and loved him.
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