Suspect arrested and charged with Takeoff’s murder +2023

LAS VEGAS, NV - SEPTEMBER 23: Takeoff of Migos performs onstage during Daytime Village Presented By Capital One at the 2017 HeartRadio Music Festival at Las Vegas Village on September 23, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Bryan Steffy/Getty Images for iHeartMedia)

A suspect has been arrested and charged with the murder of Migos rapper Takeoff. Houston Police Chief Troy Finner announced the news in a December 2 news conference, revealing that a 33-year-old man named Patrick Xavier Clark had been arrested the night before in connection with the crime. Another man named Cameron Joshua was arrested for unlawfully carrying a gun.

Takeoff died on November 1 at a Houston bowling alley at the age of 28. Michael Burrow provided more details on what may have happened. “The event was a private party, there was a lucrative craps game that took place at the event, there was an argument that took place outside the bowling alley afterwards that led to the shooting,” he said. “I can tell you that Takeoff was not involved in the craps game, he was not involved in the argument that was taking place outside, he was not armed. He was an innocent bystander.”

Since his death, Takeoff has been widely mourned by the music community, receiving tributes from everyone from Cardi B to SZA and Drake. His legacy was further honored at a “Celebration of Life” event on Nov. 11 in Atlanta, where his Migos bandmates and family members Offset and Quavo gave speeches in his memory.

“It is with broken hearts and deep sadness that we mourn the loss of our beloved brother, Kirsnick Khari Ball, known to the world as Takeoff,” the artist’s record label, Quality Control, said in a statement previously made available to POPSUGAR. “Senseless violence and a stray bullet have taken another life from this world and we are devastated. Please respect his family and friends as we all process this monumental loss.” His family also asked for donations for their new gun violence prevention organization. The Rocket Foundationin honor of Takeoff.

Representatives for the late rapper and Cameron’s attorney did not immediately respond to POPSUGAR’s request for comment on the arrests.

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