Reports indicate that a grand jury formally indicted suspect Patrick Xavier Clark for the murder of Takeoff in Houston. Moreover, the Harris County District Attorney's Office confirmed that authorities officially charged Clark on Thursday morning (May 25). The Migos rapper, real name Kirsnick Khari Ball, died on November 1 in a shooting outside of a private bowling alley party that left two other individuals injured. Previously, much speculation surged in the media concerning Clark's whereabouts, status under officials who arrested him, and other factors in the case. Now, it seems like a formal trial will follow suit and finally give the MC's loved ones at least some sort of closure and peace.
Furthermore, police confirmed their arrest of Clark back in December of 2022. Since then, not much came out concerning his status, especially after authorities released him on a $1 million bond. Before that, officials set bond at $2 million, and his release became odder when news broke that neither his family nor Clark himself put up the money for his freedom. "A concerned citizen and family friend who believes in Patrick's innocence posted the bond on his behalf," his attorney Letitia D. Quinones told KTVU News. "Like any other defendant, Patrick is presumed to be innocent and has the right to bond. He also has an obligation to comply with all the terms the court has laid out."
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Murder Suspect In Takeoff's Case Formally Charged
Meanwhile, reports also emerged that Clark sought to claim self-defense in the case. "We feel comfortable that when the time is right that Mr. Clark will have a valid and meritorious claim for self-defense," one of his lawyers reportedly stated according to the Associated Press. In addition, Clark vowed to move in with his parents in court, amid efforts to reduce his bail and fight back against beliefs that he was a flight risk. After all, he reportedly tried to flee to Mexico and get an emergency passport before his arrest for Takeoff's murder.
While this is promising news for justice, the Migo's legacy lives on in much more important ways through his loved ones, fans, collaborators, and family alike. Offset's new album will feature his last Takeoff collaboration, whereas Quave dedicated his next project Rocket Power to him as well. The rap world waits for Clark's fate, but they will never hesitate to keep Take's legacy alive. For more updates and the latest news on this case, stay up to date on HNHH.
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