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Patrick Xavier Clark, has been charged with murder in the fatal shooting of Migos rapper Takeoff in downtown Houston, according to court records. (Raquel Natalicchio/ /Houston Chronicle via AP, File)
A grand jury in Harris County, Texas, on Thursday indicted a man on murder charges related to last year. takeoff death shot, member of the rap group Migos.
Patrick Clark, 33, was arrested in connection with the December death.
Takeoff, 28, was shot to death outside a private party at 810 Billiards and Bowling in Houston on Nov. 1, authorities said. “There was an argument outside the bowling alley that led to the shooting,” Houston Police Chief Troy Finner said at the time. Another man, Cameron Joshua, was arrested and charged with unlawful possession of a weapon in connection with the shooting.
Police described Takeoff as an “innocent bystander” in an argument that preceded the shooting.
In the arraignment document, the state claims Clark “unlawfully, intentionally and knowingly committed the felony offense of deadly conduct by intentionally discharging a firearm at and in the direction of” Takeoff.
Clark’s defense attorney, Letitia Quiñones-Hollins, told CNN that an indictment is expected.
“We would ask people to remember that getting an indictment requires meeting a very, very narrow standard of proof,” he said in a statement. “When we get inside a courtroom and in front of a jury, where we can present our evidence and cross-examine the state’s witnesses – where the standard of proof is guilt beyond a reasonable doubt – we expect that the jury will return with a verdict of not guilty.”
Clark remains under house arrest on $1 million bond.
Takeoff is the youngest member of the trio Migos, along with his uncle Quavo and rapper Offset. Celebrities including Justin Bieber and Drake Takeoff remembered as a talented rapper and loving friend and family member at his memorial last year.