A suspect has been arrested and charged with murder in the murder of rapper and Migos member Takeoff at a bowling alley in Houston last month.
Announcing the news on Friday, Houston police said Takeoff, who was 28 and whose birth name was Kirshnik Khari Ball, was “an innocent bystander.”
City Police Chief Troy Finner said Patrick Xavier Clark, 33, was arrested and charged Thursday night. Another man, Cameron Joshua, 22, was charged with illegal possession of a weapon.
“We lost a good man,” Finner said of Takeoff.
Migos is best known for the song Bad and Boujee, which reached number 1 in the United States, and its collaborations with superstars Nicki Minaj, Cardi B and Drake. Takeoff released a solo album, The Last Rocket, which made No. 4 in 2018.
Takeoff was killed in the early hours of November 1.
On Friday, a Houston police sergeant, Michael Burrow, told reporters: “The event was a private party, there was a lucrative dice game that took place at the event, there was an argument that subsequently occurred outside the bowling alley which led to the shooting.
“I can tell you that Takeoff was not involved in the dice game, he was not involved in the argument that took place outside, he was unarmed. He was an innocent bystander .
Burrow also called for more witnesses to come forward, saying: ‘We narrowed it down to over 30 people standing outside [the bowling alley].
“Literally, each of these people left the scene without making a statement to the police. We found a few that night, we’ve found others since, but it’s important that these people come forward.
Under Texas law, if convicted of murder, Clark could be sentenced to between five and 99 years in prison, or even life imprisonment.