BREAKING: Arrest Made After Migos Rapper Takeoff Shot and Killed in Houston

UPDATE: 12/02/2022 Houston police have made an arrest in the case of Migos rapper Takeoff who was shot and killed

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UPDATE: 12/02/2022

Houston police have made an arrest in the case of Migos rapper Takeoff who was shot and killed November 1.

CNN reports, “One man has been arrested and charged with murder in connection to the killing of rapper Takeoff, Houston Police Department Chief Troy Finner announced at a news conference Friday.

Finner said Patrick Xavier Clark, 33, was arrested on the east side of Houston, Texas, Thursday evening. Another man, Cameron Joshua, 22, was charged with the unlawful carrying of a weapon.”

Original story continues below:

Takeoff, a member of the rap trio Migos alongside Offset and Quavo was killed Tuesday in a shooting in Houston, Texas.

He was just 28 years old.

Takeoff Shot and Killed in Houston

A number of media outlets have confirmed the death after TMZ first broke the story, and details are trickling in about what really happened.

About 50 people were at 810 Billiards & Bowling Houston at the time of Takeoff being shot and killed, as confirmed by Houston Police Department L.t. Salazar. The incident reportedly took place around 2:30 AM local time in Houston and by 6 A.M. the official Twitter account for the police department had shared two updates. “Downtown officers are on a shooting at 1200 Polk. One victim was found deceased upon arrival. #hounews CC9. UPDATE: 2 other victims taken in private vehicles to hospitals. Media partners: We are not releasing an identity of the deceased victim until his family is notified & ID verified by Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences. Any updates on the incident will be posted here.”

The conditions of the two others who were reportedly shot are unknown. It was also reported that Quavo, Takeoff’s uncle, was not injured.

Sharing Himself With Purpose

In 2018, when Migos did a cover story with XXL Magazine, Takeoff revealed his effort towards keeping a low-key persona which became his calling card. “You don’t really know too much about me,” he said. “Can’t just give them the whole pot. I give it piece by piece and they want more—they want to hear from you. I can get outspoken when it’s time for it [so] I got something to give you later.”
The young rapper’s rise to fame was with the trio Migos alongside Quavo and Offsett, Takeoff being the youngest. The group was pushed to the forefront of hip hop after being signed by Quality Control Music. Their takeoff tracks such as “Fight Night” and “Stir Fry” are mainstream hits among the group however, Takeoff highlighted his versatility with hit solo tracks including “Casper” and “Infatuation.”

The World of Hip Hop Reacts

Many rappers, DJs, and others in the industry have expressed their love for Takeoff and sadness over his passing.