A 33-year-old man has been arrested after the shooting of rapper Takeoff.
Patrick Xavier Clark accused of murdering Migos star Killed outside a bowling alley last month in Houston, Texas, USA.
Takeoff is the youngest member of the Grammy-nominated rap trio that also includes his uncle Quavo and cousin Offset.
The 28-year-old, born in Kirsnick Khari Bal, was one of three people police said was shot in the incident, which sparked an altercation as about 40 people left a private party.
The other victims were a man and a woman, neither of whom was life-threatening in the shooting, in which at least two people were shot.
At a news conference Friday, Sheriff Michael Burrow said the shooting followed a dispute over a dice game but that Takeoff was not involved and was “an innocent bystander.”
The day after the attack, Houston Police Chief Troy Fenner said Takeoff was “respected” and had “no reason to believe he was involved in any criminal activity at the time.”
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On Wednesday, police announced the arrest of another man, Cameron Joshua, in connection with the shooting.
The 22-year-old was charged with unlawful possession of a firearm when Takeoff was shot, but Sgt. Burrow said investigators believe Clark’s shooting killed the rapper.
After the Takeoff shooting, Clark submitted an itinerary for an “imminent” flight to Mexico and applied for an expedited passport, according to court records.
They said he was arrested the day he received the passport and was in possession of a “substantial amount” of cash.
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Migos’ record label, Quality Control, mourned Takeoff’s death in a statement posted on Instagram, attributing it to “senseless violence,” while other musicians, including Drake and Justin Bieber, His legacy is celebrated at a memorial service.
Migos first broke through in 2013 with the hugely popular Versace.
They had four No. 1 hits on the Billboard Hot 100, though Takeoff didn’t appear on their multi-week No. 1 single Bad and Boujee, which included Lil Uzi Vert.
They released a trilogy of albums titled Culture, Culture II and Culture III, the first two of which reached number one on the Billboard 200 albums chart.
A few weeks before his death, Takeoff and Quavo released a joint album, Only Built For Infinity Links.