On a $1 million bond, the man accused of murder in the fatal shooting of Takeoff, Migos’ Houston rapper, has been released.
According to court records, Patrick Xavier Clark (33), was released Tuesday from Harris County jail.
Clark was charged with murder and was taken into custody Dec. 1. Letitia Quinones has stated that Clark has a valid and meritorious claim of self-defense.
Clark’s family tried unsuccessfully to lower his bond to $300,000. They claimed that they couldn’t afford anything more.
Quinones stated Thursday afternoon that Patrick was the victim of a “concerned citizen” and a family friend who believed in his innocence.
Quinones stated, “We believe Patrick is innocent and at the appropriate time, the evidence will reveal that to be the ca.”
Takeoff, 28 years old, was shot in the back and head as more than 30 people left a private party at a local bowling centre. Houston police claim that the gunfire was caused by a dispute over a lucrative dice game, but that Takeoff wasn’t involved and was simply an innocent bystander.
Born Kirsnick Kari Ball, Takeoff is the youngest member of Migos. The Grammy-nominated, suburban Atlanta rap group that featured his uncle Quavo, and cousin Offset, was also named .
Clark is now under house arrest and must use a GPS tracking device to avoid any contact with those involved in the shooting investigation. Quinones stated that Clark would comply with all conditions.
Clark will appear again in court on March 9.