Prosecutors have revealed how TakeOff’s alleged killer tried to escape to Mexico after the shooting that killed the rapper.
Eko Hot Blog reports that newly obtained search warrants have given new insights into the night TakeOff was shot and killed.
The warrants detail how police used surveillance cameras to piece together what led to the shooting and who they say were involved.
Migos rapper TakeOff, whose real name is Kirsnick Khari Ball, was shot and killed by suspect, Patrick Xavier Clark, outside a bowling alley in downtown Houston, Texas, on the night of November 1, 2022.
According to the warrant reviewed by KHOU 11, a local television in Houston, 34 people were standing outside the bowling alley before the shooting started. That included TakeOff, Quavo and local producer J Prince, among others.
The police revealed that Quavo began arguing with two men who had just won money off a dice game. One of them was later identified as Cameron Joshua. Joshua is facing weapons charges. A physical fight broke out and then two men opened fire. Police say one of those men is Clark.
According to the investigators, Clark is seen on video pulling out a gun and firing multiple rounds while holding a wine bottle in the other hand. After the shooting, Clark is seen fleeing to the House of Blues where he left the wine bottle. Fingerprints matched Clark’s when Houston Police Department (HPD) later had it tested.
Clark briefly returned to the bowling alley before leaving the area.
Investigators say forensics prove Clark is the only person who could have shot and hit TakeOff from where both men were positioned. Takeoff was shot twice, once in the back and once in the head.
The suspect was said to have applied for an expedited passport shortly after the shooting and said he was going to Mexico.
The HPD Gang Division arrested Clark during a traffic stop on December 1. He had a gun on him at the time, but it was not the one used in the murder of TakeOff. He did not make any comment during that arrest.
According to the search warrants, police seized Clark’s phone looking for evidence. They also searched his truck and seized two guns, a pistol and a rifle.
The warrants also show that police also took a Macbook, parking receipt and passport photo.
Clark’s bail bond has been set at $2 million and is due back in court on December 14.
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