Greater Texas A jury has indicted Patrick Clarke, the man accused of shooting rapper Tikoff, on murder charges, KHOU reported Thursday after confirmation from the Harris County District Attorney’s office.
Takeoff, of rap trio Migos alongside Quavo and Offset, died on November 1, after being shot at a Houston bowling alley. He was with Quavo—who was unharmed in the shooting—at the time of his death.
Clark was arrested on the basis of reviewed video evidence of the shooting outside the bowling alley that showed him to be the only person whose physical condition corresponded to the angle at which he hit the take-off before collapsing to the ground. Clark was carrying a bottle of wine at the time of the accident and left it at the crime scene, allowing authorities to match his fingerprints. After Clark was arrested the same night as Tykov’s murder and charged with murder, he was released on $1 million bail in January.
An attorney representing Clark told KHOU that the indictment was not unexpected due to the “minimum evidentiary standards.”
“We’re asking people to remember that to get an indictment requires meeting very minimum evidentiary standards,” his attorney said. “When we get into the courtroom and in front of the jury, where we will be able to present our evidence and cross-examine state witnesses—where the standard of proof is guilt beyond a reasonable doubt—we expect the jury to return with a verdict of not guilty.”
During a recent interview with diverse, Offset explained why he found it easier to deal with Takeoff’s death through lockdown.
“It’s hard for me to talk about shit now. I never talk about that stuff. Hard. Talking about Take is hard, man. Talking about all that shit is hard,” Offset shared. “That’s why no, to be honest. This shit hurts. Like, it’s going to put me in a mood, and I don’t want to be in that mood. Some things I don’t tell anyone. He’s not here. This shit looks fake, bro. You’ve outdone my day.” I’m thinking it’s fake. And I’m not saying anything to anyone about it.”