Patrick Xavier Clark, the alleged killer of Migos rapper Takeoff, has been indicted with murder.
This came after he was charged with murder by a Texas grand jury on Thursday, May 25. In response to the news, Carl Moore, Clark’s attorney, told TMZ;
“Today’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.”
Takeoff was shot and killed back in November outside a Houston bowling alley, where he was partying with Quavo.
What started out as a celebration turned into an argument, which led to a physical altercation and ultimately a fatal shooting.
Houston PD arrested Clark in December, accusing him of firing the fatal shots.
The coroner’s report said Takeoff was shot in the head and the torso.
Police say Takeoff was not armed and he was an innocent bystander when he was hit by gunfire.
Clark was released from the Harris County Jail in early January after posting $1 million bond.
According to an earlier TMZ report, Clark requested a $5,000 (£4,057) court order to pay for a private investigator and prepare for his defence. At the time, he asserted that he lacked the resources to pay the expenses on his own.