TakeOff‘s alleged murderer, Patrick Xavier Clark, has been officially charged with the late Migos rapper’s death.
According to KHOU-11, Clark was officially indicted with murder on Thursday (May 25) by a grand jury. This information was provided by the Harris County District Attorney’s Office in Texas.
No other information on the indictment has been made public as of the time of this writing, and it is unclear whether the Harris County District Attorney will make a motion to seek capital punishment, as Texas is a death penalty state.
Furthermore, it is unknown if Clark eligible for bond after the indictment.
Clark was originally freed on a $1 million bail back in January. As a condition of his bond, following his arrest for the late rapper’s death. Clark was required to have an ankle monitor on and remain at his parents’ home in Houston, while also avoiding contact with TakeOff’s family.
His bond was originally set at $2 million, but his legal team was able to successfully negotiate to get it reduced by half, claiming the figure was unconstitutional because he was unable to afford it.
His lawyers requested an additional reduction to $300,000, but his request was denied. Judge Josh Hill ruled that Clark had previously suggested he could pay a $1 million bond in a prison phone call.
Police had previously claimed that the deadly shootout occurred after a “lucrative” dice game outside of Houston’s 810 Billiards & Bowling, to which TakeOff was an innocent witness, turned into violence.
However, Wild N’Out star Shawty Shawty, who was a guest on the Ugly Money Podcast back in January, said that he spoke to one of TakeOff and Quavo’s cousins and found out that Quavo thought the men he was gambling with had rigged the dice, which led to the argument.
“I have to say ‘alleged’ because I was told this over the phone from a reliable source…They say Quavo dominates in a whole lot of different things — basketball, all of this. So they say that they had been shooting basketball earlier and then they got to the bowling alley, and they said it was a dice game,” he said.
“They say that Quavo noticed that the dice were not right, and that’s where the argument started. Everybody know Quavo got a mouth on him, everybody know Quavo would talk junk. I don’t think that was the atmosphere to talk shit in. I think they were on somebody’s tab, and you gotta respect [that].”