The man who is accused of killing Takeoff is preparing to defend himself.
In connection with the fatal shooting of the Migos rapper outside of a Houston bowling alley, police arrested Patrick Xavier Clark last week.
According to TMZ, the 33-year-old man is now requesting money from a judge to hire a private investigator to assist with his defense.
Due to his inability to pay for the expenses on his own, Clark is asking for an initial payment of $5,000, according to legal documents. He has already found an investigator who will work on the case for $85 an hour at a reduced rate.
According to Clark’s family, they have spent all of their money on an attorney. However, Clark asserts that in order to “properly investigate [Clark’s] case and to prepare effectively for trial,” a private investigator is required.
BOOKING PHOTO: Patrick Xavier Clark, 33, charged with the murder of Kirshnik Khari Ball (Takeoff). #hounews
— Houston Police (@houstonpolice) December 2, 2022
Clark is being held on $2 million bond after being charged with murder. He will be placed under house arrest and prohibited from owning firearms if he is released. In addition, he won’t be able to talk to Takeoff’s family, including J. Prince Jr. and boxer Shakur Stevenson, who was standing next to Takeoff just moments before the fatal shooting.
On November 1, Takeoff, whose real name was Kirsnick Khari Ball, was fatally shot during a private party at 810 Billiards & Bowling. On Friday, at a press conference, Police Sgt. Takeoff was not involved and was simply an “innocent bystander,” according to Michael Burrow, who claimed that the shooting occurred as a result of a disagreement over a dice game.
On November 22, a second man, Cameron Joshua, 22, was taken into custody on a charge of felony weapon possession. The shooting also injured Quavo’s assistant and two others.