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TakeOff taking pictures: Bond set at $2 million for murder suspect

The court docket agreed that Patrick Xavier Clark is a flight threat after court docket paperwork mentioned he utilized for an expedited passport shortly after the taking pictures.

HOUSTON — Bond has been set at $2 million for the suspect accused of taking pictures and killing Migos rapper Takeoff exterior a Houston bowling alley last month.

The court docket agreed that Patrick Xavier Clark is a flight threat after court docket paperwork mentioned he utilized for an expedited passport shortly after the taking pictures and mentioned he was going to Mexico. He had the passport and a considerable amount of money when he was arrested. 

According to court docket information, Clark was caught on digital camera firing a gun with a wine bottle in his hand exterior the 810 Billiards and Bowling Alley the evening TakeOff was killed. Prosecutors mentioned one other digital camera confirmed him up shut with the gun after which getting away in a automobile.   

Clark refused to present particulars on the taking pictures throughout his arrest, court docket information revealed. 

If Clark makes bond, he has an extended checklist of circumstances, together with 24-hour home arrest, an digital monitor, no firearms, unlawful medication or alcohol and no contact with the sufferer’s household. 

Arrest made in TakeOff’s murder

The Houston Police Department introduced Clark’s on Friday throughout a press convention.

They mentioned he was arrested on Thursday with out incident. 

At the information convention, HPD Chief Troy Finner did not give many particulars concerning the case or what led them to suspect Clark because the shooter, however they did say TakeOff was an harmless bystander who was shot when a cube sport turned violent. 

“Definitely, wrong place at the wrong time,” Finner mentioned.

What occurred?

TakeOff, whose actual identify was Kirsnick Khari Ball, was a part of Migos together with Quavo and Offset.

The 28-year-old and Quavo have been at a personal occasion, together with about 40 different folks, when photographs have been fired exterior 810 Billiards and Bowling Alley. Police mentioned the occasion ended round 1 a.m. however the group gathered exterior for greater than an hour after the occasion ended.

Just after 2:30 a.m., photographs have been fired and TakeOff was hit, dying simply exterior of the bowling alley’s doorways.

Two different folks, a 23-year-old man and a 24-year-old lady have been additionally shot, police mentioned. They drove to hospitals with non-life-threatening accidents.

They haven’t been recognized however police mentioned they’ve spoken with them to assist with the investigation.

Police mentioned not one one who witnessed the taking pictures has given them any details about what they noticed. Chief Finner is pleading with them to return ahead. 

“We know who was on the scene, and we will be contacting and reaching out and finding those individuals — this is a murder,” Finner mentioned. 

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