A month after the fatal shooting of Migos rapper Kirshnik Khari Ball, professionally known as “Takeoff”, on November 1, the police have arrested a 33-year-old man for the 28-year-old’s death.
Chief of the Houston Police, Troy Finner, made the announcement during a press conference on Friday and relayed to the media that Patrick Xavier Clark was arrested on Thursday and has since been charged with murder. Also arrested in relation to the November 1 incident was 22-year-old felon Cameron Joshua, who was reportedly at the scene of the shooting and was in possession of a weapon.
According to reports, prosecutors have asked for a $1 million bond to be set for Clark as he is a suspected flight risk. Prior to his arrest, the accused allegedly applied for an expedited passport, which was granted and was travelling with a large amount of money at the time of his apprehension.
As a contingency, the prosecution is requesting that Clark be placed on house arrest if he is granted bail and prohibited from speaking with members of Takeoff’s family and music executive J. Prince Jr. and his family. They have also sought to stop Clark from talking to boxer Shakur Stevenson, who was with Takeoff and Quavo at the time of the shooting.
Takeoff was shot and killed outside a bowling alley in Houston, Texas, after an argument that began after a dice game at a private party. The Houston Police noted that Takeoff was an innocent bystander who was not involved in the dice game or the argument that followed.
Watch the police’s press conference below.