Patrick Xavier Clark of Houston, Texas, also known as DJ Pat, was indicted in the murder of Takeoff, late of Migos.
A grand jury returned an indictment again Patrick Clark DJ in the murder of Migos rapper Takeoff on Thursday, May 25th 2023.
Clark is the prime suspect in the murder of Takeoff, real name Kirsnick Khari Ball, in the early hours of 1st November 2022.
He was shot at a bowling alley in downtown Houston and prosecutors have identified Clark as being in the region of the shot and wielding a weapon.
The case continues but in this article, Nigeriabombshell.com presents everything there is to know about Patrick Clark DJ, Takeoff, Instagram, Gofundme, Houston etc
Patrick Clark DJ Biography / Wikipedia
Patrick Clark DJ is an American rapper and showbiz promoter from Houston, Texas who police allege killed Takeoff, the late Migos rapper.
Clark was arrested and charged on December 2nd 2022 after the murder of Migos rapper Takeoff in November.
On May 25th 2023, a grand jury indicted Clark on the charge of murder in the death of Takeoff.
Full name Patrick Xavier Clark, the murder suspect, also known as DJ Pat, is a rapper and entertainment promoter. He is known in Houston as the Flame HTX, a strip club.
Patrick Xavier Clark DJ is 33 years of age.
According to the Daily Beast, he is known as a mild-mannered person who often posts about his strip club on social media. He often promoted it on his Twitter handle, DJPAT713.
He also ran the Instagram account The Flame HTX.
Rapper Jmali told The Daily Beast that he and many others were “shocked” by Clark’s arrest, calling him a beloved promoter.
“You could see by the reactions of everyone that we’re shocked because that’s not the type of person [Clark] is,” Jmali told The Daily Beast. “…He was about business, not violence.”
“Pat was similar to Takeoff in that he was quiet and just went about his business,” Jmali said. “That’s why this is so surprising to everyone here.”
Police claim Patrick Clark DJ had a gun in one hand and a wine bottle in another when he was caught on camera firing his weapon. Those bullets allegedly struck Takeoff.
Detectives said fingerprints on the wine bottle led them to identify Clark as the shooter.
Additionally, detectives believe Clark’s gunfire killed the rapper based on the “direction” he was seen firing on surveillance video.
“The defendant was captured on video shooting in the direction of the complainant with a gun in one hand, wine bottle in another hand. Video also shows the defendant leave the bottle at the scene. Prints from wine bottle, phone records, and a vehicle helped in ID’ing the defendant as the shooter in this murder case.” Detectives said.
Following the shooting, prosecutors said Clark searched for information about the case and also included his own name and age in the searches.
According to court records, Clark purchased plane tickets to Mexico two days before being arrested and applied for and received an expedited passport.
Prosecutors also said officers found a large amount of cash on him at the time of his arrest.
Patrick Clark’s lawyers denied in court that he was trying to run away.
Letitia Quinones said: “That was something that was already pre-planned, and it was counseled before he was arrested. So, I think that’s important. He wasn’t trying to go anywhere.”
Clark posted his $1 million bond on Jan. 5 and was ordered to house arrest with a GPS ankle monitor.
Clark’s social media accounts show that he carried on like usual in the days after Takeoff’s death. He posted on Halloween—the day of the shooting—to “meet me at the club.” Then, on Nov. 2, he tweeted, “God got me he been had me.” On Nov. 8, he wrote, “Been hurt so many times it’s hard for me to feel love!!” followed the next day with, “I ain’t perfect I’m solid tho.”
People close to Clark said they felt he was being “framed” for the murder.
“I know him. He’s not like that. I honestly feel like they got the wrong guy,” said one friend who knew Clark from his strip club. “He doesn’t get mad or hostile. He’s very nice and thoughtful. That’s all I have to say. I feel he is being framed.”
The friend, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said Clark would not shoot someone because he “wouldn’t jeopardize losing everything he worked so hard for.”
In May 2023, a grand jury indicted Patrick Clark, also known as DJ Pat, for the murder of Takeoff.
Lawyer for Patrick Xavier Clark released a statement following the indictment: “(Thursday’s) action by the grand jury is not unexpected. We would ask people to remember that getting an indictment requires meeting a very, very minimal standard of proof. When we get inside a courtroom and in front of a jury, where we will be able to put on our evidence and cross-examine the state’s witnesses where the standard of proof is guilt beyond a reasonable doubt, we expect the jury will come back with a verdict of not guilty.”
DJ Pat Takeoff
Kirsnick Khari Ball, known professionally as Takeoff, was shot to death in the early morning hours of Nov. 1, 2022, outside a bowling alley in downtown Houston. Police believe Patrick Clark DJ is the killer.
Takeoff and his uncle and fellow Migos member, Quavo, were attending a private event hosted by J. Prince Jr., son of Rap-A-Lot founder, J. Prince.
The shooting happened outside 810 Billiards & Bowling in downtown Houston around 2am in the early hours of November 1st.
34 people standing in a group outside 810 Billiards and Bowling before the shooting. Quavo was arguing with a man identified as Michael Prince and two young Black men over a game of dice.
Multiple people fired guns during the confrontation that led to Takeoff’s death, according to police.
Two others were injured in the shooting and survived.
Takeoff was an “innocent bystander”, according to police. He was shot twice—including once in the head.
“We lost a good man,” Police Chief Troy Finner said. “Hundreds of people I talked to spoke to what a great individual he was.”
Patrick Clark of Houston, also known as DJ, was arrested and charged for the murder in December, a month after it occured.
He posted $1m bond in January 2023 and in May, was indicted for the murder.
Kirsnick Khari Ball, (born June 18, 1994 – November 1, 2022), known professionally as Takeoff, was an American rapper.
He was best known as the youngest member of the hip hop trio Migos along with his uncle Quavo and Offset. The group scored multiple top-10 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 including “MotorSport” (featuring Nicki Minaj and Cardi B), “Stir Fry”, “Walk It Talk It” (featuring Drake), and “Bad and Boujee” (featuring Lil Uzi Vert), the latter of which peaked at the top of the chart (although Takeoff was not present on the single).
He also received two Grammy Award nominations.
On November 1, 2022, Takeoff was fatally shot in Houston, Texas.
Patrick Xavier Clark Instagram
Patrick Xavier Clark ran the Instagram account The Flame HTX. He exclusively used it to promote his strip club of the same name.
The murder suspect, Patrick Clark DJ was also on Twitter as DJPat713 – although that account has been suspended.
Patrick Xavier Clark Facebook account is not readily available.
Patrick Xavier Clark Gofundme
Patrick Xavier Clark’s family launched a GoFundMe page to raise $2 million for his cash bail.
Clark’s brother created his GoFundMe page and said that the family will need assistance to prove the accused’s innocence.
Also known as Patrick Clark DJ, his GoFundMe page said he is “a businessman, not a murderer of TakeOff. The narratives are false!”
According to TMZ, Clark asked the judge in his case for $5000 so that he can build his defense after hiring a private investigator.
Court docs obtained by TMZ states that Clark’s family already spent all their finances on his attorney, who agreed to work at a reduced rate for the suspect due to the high-profile nature of the case.
The lawyer mentioned that a P.I. is necessary: “To properly investigate [Clark’s] case and to prepare effectively for trial.”
Clark also reportedly mentioned that he has already identified a private investigator who is ready to work on the case at a reduced rate of $85/hour.
What Does Indicted Mean?
According to FindLaw.com, an indictment is a formal accusation against someone who is suspected of committing a serious crime, filed after the conclusion of a grand jury investigation.