Houston police make arrest for the killing of rapper Takeoff
Patrick Xavier Clark, 33, was arrested on the east side of Houston, Thursday evening. Another man, Cameron Joshua, 22, was arrested last month and charged with the unlawful carrying of a weapon, the chief said. When asked how the latter was connected to the case, Finner said Joshua was at the scene and was “in possession of a weapon (and) he’s a felon.”
Takeoff was an ‘innocent bystander,’ investigator says
Though the incident remains an active investigation, what authorities know is Takeoff was “an innocent bystander,” Sgt. Michael Burrow, with the Houston Police Department’s homicide division, said Friday.
“The event was a private party, there was a lucrative dice game that went on at the event, there was an argument that happened afterwards outside the bowling alley, which led to the shooting,” Burrow said.
Authorities urge witnesses to come forward
Authorities are still working to find and talk to witnesses and both Burrow and the police chief urged those who were on scene and fled to contact authorities and share what they know.