Houston Police have captured rapper Takeoff’s killer, investigation is ongoing
December 3, 2022
At a news conference, Houston Police Chief Troy Finner said that a man has been detained in connection with the death of Takeoff, a member of the Migos trio who was shot and died on November 1 outside a store at the age of 28.
Patrick Xavier Clark, 33, who was apprehended Thursday night east of Houston, is in jail, according to Finner. Cameron Joshua, 22, a second guy allegedly involved in the incident, was detained and charged with unauthorized possession of a firearm last month.
“We lost a good man,” Finner said. “I didn’t have the pleasure of knowing him but everyone, the hundreds of people I’ve talked to, talked about what a great individual he was.”
While the perpetrator has been apprehended, the investigation into the case is still ongoing, according to Michael Burrow of the Houston Police Department’s homicide section, who noted that Takeoff was a “innocent spectator” in the incident.
“The event was a private party, there was a lucrative dice game that took place at the event, there was an argument that occurred afterward outside the bowling alley, which led to the shooting,” Burrow said.
According to Burrow, neither the altercation nor the dice game were started by the shooting’s perpetrator, who was also unarmed.”Literally every one of those people left the scene without giving a statement to police,” he said. “We found some of them that night, we’ve found others since then, but it’s important that those people come forward.”
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More than 30 persons who were outside the venue at the time of the incident in which the rapper died need to be located and contacted, according to Houston police, who are still investigating the case. Burrow said, “We were able to determine that Clark was accountable based on security footage, mobile phone video, audio, tactile, and ballistic evidence.”
“Through that, we were able to deduce that Patrick Clark is the lethal shooter in the case,” he concluded.