Takeoff shooting: Patrick Xavier Clark to have bond reduction hearing after judge sets it at $2 million in rapper murder case

Houston, Texas– A man accused of murdering Migos rapper Takeoff in downtown Houston more than a month ago made his second appearance in court Monday morning.

Houston police detectives on Friday announced the arrest of 33-year-old Patrick Xavier Clark, claiming the suspect had plans to flee the country. Clark is still in custody after another judge set his bail at $2 million.

Those details were revealed during Clark’s first appearance before a probable causes court on Friday night. Clark reportedly received a passport just two days before his arrest and also bought tickets to Mexico.

SEE RELATED STORY: Takeoff’s alleged killer had plans to leave the country before his arrest, court documents say

The court appearance on Friday was fairly quick. Clark is represented by two attorneys.

The first item discussed Monday was the removal of certain names from Clark’s bail terms as people he is not allowed to contact when posting bail. ABC13 confirmed the current name J. Prince Jr. and all members of his family or household.

We reached out to family attorney Kent Schaffer, who told ABC13: “There was no reason for Mr Prince’s family name to be included in the bond terms. The state agreed and he will be removed.”

ABC13 confirmed that there was a party for Prince Jr. at 810 Billiard and Bowling Alley the night Takeoff was filmed.

The second item discussed was Clark’s $2 million bond issue. His attorneys requested a bail reduction hearing.

Clark’s defense attorneys spoke after the hearing, and we specifically asked about the Houston police’s claims that the suspect was given a passport and plane tickets to Mexico shortly before his arrest.

“It was something that was already planned in advance and it was discussed before he was arrested. So I think that’s important. He wasn’t trying to go anywhere,” said Letitia Quinones, Clark’s attorney.

The bond reduction hearing is likely to take place sometime on Wednesday.

Around 2:30 a.m. on November 1, police received a call about a shooting at 1210 San Jacinto Street in downtown Houston.

At the scene, police officers found a dead man on the third floor, just outside the alley’s front door. The man has been identified as Kirshnick Khari Ball, better known as Takeoff, police said.

Detectives said the fatal shooting stemmed from an argument over a dice game. Takeoff was apparently not involved in the disagreement and was an innocent bystander.

“The defendant was held in the direction of the applicant with a gun in one hand and a bottle of wine in the other hand while videotaping was taking place. The video also shows the suspect leaving the bottle at the crime scene,” said one detective. “Wine bottle prints, phone records and a vehicle helped identify the defendant as the shooter in this murder case.”

Meanwhile, a 22-year-old man faces a gun charge from the night of Takeoff’s death. Cameron Joshua appeared in court last week and it was revealed during the appearance that surveillance video and an anonymous witness who told police Joshua had a firearm led police to tie the man to the takeoff shooting scene.

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SEE RELATED STORY: The 22-year-old faces gun violence charges in connection with the murder of rapper Takeoff

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