Gone: Suspected killer of Migos rapper Patrick Clark freed from jail on $1 million bond, records show
Houston, Texas — The man accused of murdering Migos rapper Takeoff has been released from jail on $1 million bail.
Records show that Patrick Clark was married on Wed.
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That came after Clark’s defense team tried to lower his bond to $300,000, saying the suspect couldn’t come up with the money to get out.
Clark’s bail was originally set at $2 million, but Judge Josh Hill agreed to lower it to $1 million. Hill Clark’s previous statements indicated that he could guarantee $1 million and that there are surety companies willing to take that risk.
For that reason, the judge denied a request to lower bail to $300,000, leaving it at $1 million.
Prosecutors previously expressed concern that Clark could not disclose all of his financial assets. They say he works as a local DJ and strip club promoter and deals mostly in cash, so it’s hard to tell how much money he has.
They also expressed concern that they were at risk of escape if not in custody.
Clark was forced to surrender his passport to the court during a previous meeting.
As part of his bail, Clark is not allowed to leave his parents’ home in far east Houston. He also cannot make contact with the Takeoff family.
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Clark is due back in court in March.
Kirsnick Hari Ball, known professionally as Takeoff, was shot and killed in the early hours of November 1 at a bowling alley in downtown Houston. According to the police, he was an innocent bystander in the midst of a large crowd and an argument involving a dice game.
Although Clark has maintained his innocence, detectives say he had a gun in one hand and a bottle of wine in the other when he was taken down during the gunfight. These bullets would fly.
Fingerprints on that wine bottle helped authorities identify Clark, according to detectives.
According to prosecutors, Clark researched information related to the case on the Internet and also looked up her name and age in connection with the case. His lawyer says he didn’t know he was the prime suspect in the rapper’s death.
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