Houston police arrest man on murder charges in death of Migos rapper Takeoff

HOUSTON — Houston Police have arrested a man in the shooting death of Migos rapper Takeoff.

Takeoff, whose real name was Kirshnik Khari Ball, was shot and killed during a private party at a bowling alley in Houston on Nov. 1. The 28-year-old Lawrenceville native was one-third of the Migos trio, which also included Takeoff’s uncle Quavo and cousin Offset.

According to a report from the Houston County Coroner’s office, Takeoff was shot in the head and torso during a fight before he died outside the business.

Houston police said Friday that on Thursday, police arrested Patrick Xavier Clark, 33, and charged him with murder.

Earlier this week, Cameron Joshua, 22, was charged with unlawful possession of a weapon while he attended the same event.


Police said that there was no evidence that Takeoff had anything to do with the fight that led to the shooting and that he was just at the wrong place at the wrong time.

Officers said the investigation is ongoing, but that more arrests are possible.

The members of Migos all grew up in the same household in Lawrenceville, Georgia, and went on to become rap superstars.

Quavo was with Takeoff at the time of the shooting. Pictures showed him kneeling over his nephew after he was shot.

The rapper was remembered at a public memorial at State Farm Arena on Nov. 11. The event featured performances by Justin Bieber and Chloe Bailey and speakers including Drake, Atlanta Mayor Andre Dickens and the remaining members of Migos.

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