Houston Police Chief Troy Finner said Friday that investigators charged 33-year-old Patrick Xavier Clark with Migos rapper Takeoff’s murder. The announcement was about 31 days after Takeoff’s death.
Takeoff, whose name is Kirsnick Khari Ball, was killed by gunfire outside a private party at a Downtown Houston bowling alley on Nov. 1. Two others were injured in the shooting.
Takeoff was one-third of the popular, metro Atlanta-based group, Migos. Other members of Migos were his relatives: Quavo was his uncle and Offset was his cousin.
Fans mourned the 28-year-old musician’s death at a memorial service in State Farm Arena.
Finner said the investigation is still active and detectives are Patrick Xavier still seeking witnesses. Here’s what we learned from police Friday about the investigation of Takeoff’s murder:
HPD Homicide Division Sgt. Michael Burrow said investigators struggled to find willing witnesses. Investigators relied heavily on video surveillance and cell phone video and audio. Not all the video and audio evidence in the case was available immediately.
Investigators reconstructed the shooting to confirm ballistic evidence.
“Through that we able to deduce that Patrick Clark the lethal shooter in the case, Patrick Xavier that’s why he charged with murder,” Burrow said.
Police in Houston said authorities arrested Clark on Sterling Green Boulevard on Thursday night.
The street is in northeast Houston. A search shows there are mostly single-family homes in the area.
Finner described the arrest as “peaceful.” Finner implied there was a sizable law enforcement presence during the arrest.
“We’re going to come and get you, and we come and get you professionally, Patrick Xavier but we come in force with everything that we have, and he gave up,” Finner said.