In November last year, Migos member Takeoff was tragically murdered outside a bowling alley in Houston, Texas. The ‘Versace’ artist was shot in the head and torso following a party. Now, the man suspected of murdering the musician has finally been indicted for the rapper’s killing.
The individual alleged to have murdered the rapper has been confirmed as Patrick Xavier Clark by the Harris County District Attorney’s Office, and charges of murder in the first degree have been brought forward following the decision of a grand jury this month. Clark was arrested in December of last year and has remained in jail this year. However, following this indictment, Clark will be going to trial.
The suspect was arrested following senior detectives finding fingerprints on a wine bottle at the crime scene. Detectives also disclosed to the media that Clark’ was seen shooting in the direction of the rapper on the bowling alley’s surveillance video. The alleged suspect’s reaction to the musician’s death indicated his involvement. Following the deadly incident, Clark purchased plane tickets to Mexico two days before his arrest and obtained an expedited passport.
Following his arrest in December, Clark was released after a citizen bailed him out at the cost of $ 1 million. A statement released by Clark’s attorneys at the time read, “Neither Patrick nor his family posted the bond in this case. A concerned citizen and family friend who believes in Patrick’s innocence posted the bond on his behalf.”
Takeoff was a renowned and highly respected rapper. Following his early demise, the emcee was honoured with a memorial at State Farm Arena in his hometown of Atlanta. The hip-hop community also paid tribute to the artist. Following this recent indictment, Clark’s attorneys released a statement reading, “Today’s action by the grand jury was not unexpected. We would ask people to remember that getting an indictment requires a very, very minimal standard of proof. When we get inside a courtroom and in front of a jury, where we will be able to put on our evidence and cross-examine the state’s witnesses – where the standard of proof is guilt beyond reasonable doubt – we expect the jury will come back with a verdict of not guilty.”