A SUSPECT has been arrested in connection with the killing of Migos rapper Takeoff.
Patrick Xavier Clark, 33, was arrested and charged with the murder of Takeoff, who was gunned down outside 810 Billiards & Bowling Alley in Houston on November 1.
Clark was arrested Thursday night in east Houston, according to HPD chief Troy Finner. Details of his arrest were not immediately released.
The police update comes two days after suspect Cameron Joshua, also known as Lil Cam, was charged on Wednesday after he was arrested on November 22 and charged with two counts of felon possession of a gun.
Suspicion of Joshua’s involvement in Takeoff’s shooting reportedly came from fans on Twitter, who noticed him in video footage of the incident posted on social media, according to TMZ.
One person in the crowd is seen holding a gun as tensions in the altercation begin to rise.
However, prosecutors have only charged Joshua, 22, with criminal possession of a gun, repeating in court that the defendant did not fire the firearm during the incident.
Takeoff was notably a third of the popular rap group Migos, which also includes his cousin Offset and uncle Quavo.
An autopsy report from the Harris County Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed that Takeoff died from gunshot wounds to the head and torso.
On the evening of November 1st, a large group of about 40 people gathered at the entrance of the bowling alley at the conclusion of a private event on November 1st.
Investigators say things turned deadly after an argument within the group, which resulted in two suspects opening fire and punching rapper Stir Fry in the head or neck, according to Click 2 Houston.
Two other victims, a 23-year-old man and a 24-year-old woman, suffered non-life-threatening injuries in the shooting.
HPD chief Troy Finner believes at least two shooters opened fire from two different firearms.
Takeoff started his rap career in 2008 and quickly joined his family to form Migos who released their first mixtape in 2011.
In 2016, Migos released what is probably their most popular single, Bad and Boujee, which also featured artist Lil Uzi Vert.
The song was certified 4x multi-platinum according to the RIAA in 2017.
Even after Takeoff’s death, Migos still has just over 19 million monthly listeners on Spotify.
The rap world mourned the death of Takeoff, who was described as a “peaceful and non-violent” person.
Drew Findling, Takeoff’s attorney, told the New York Times that it was a “devastating loss” and that many other artists publicly acknowledged the rapper.
Offset spoke out about Takeoff’s death days after his death, sharing that he was in “excruciating” pain.
“Dear Take, the pain you left me is unbearable. My heart is broken and I have so many things to say but I can’t find the words,” Offset mourned.
“I know someone with a soul like yours is in heaven right now. I hope you can see how much we love and miss you. You left a hole in my heart that will never be filled.
“You left a hole in my heart that will never be filled. Give me strength, give strength to your brothers, give strength to your family. Even though I know you will always be with us, throw me a little token or a nice dream. I love you forever, 4L and beyond.”
Quavo, who was right by Takeoff’s side as he breathed his last that fateful November evening, delivered a heartfelt message to his nephew days after his death.
“Dear Take, it’s so hard to tell you that I miss you because you’re always with me and we did everything together,” he began.
“Ever since we were kids you’ve been by my side, looking up to me, your eyes waiting for me to take the next step…then you followed me right in.”
He described TakeOff’s genuine passion for music and the fact that his “dream was to be a rapper” since Quavo didn’t know what he wanted to do.
Quavo described his nephew’s selflessness and that it was TakeOff who completed the “triplet flow”.
“He never worried about titles, credit or which man had the most shine, he wasn’t,” Quavo said. “He didn’t care as long as we brought it home to the family!”
The grieving rapper tried to make sense of TakeOff’s death, saying that despite being his nephew, he had always wondered what it really was to him and finally understood, “You are OUR angel.”
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