The man accused of killing Takeoff the rapper was released on a $1 million bail bond by a Harris County judge.
Patrick Clark (33) was taken into custody on December 1 and charged in connection with the killing of Kirsnick Khari Bell–better known as Takeoff the rapper. Lawyers for the DJ asked the judge to lower his bail, citing testimony from a bail bondsman that he and many others in the industry cannot afford the risk.
Police allege Clark shot Takeoff in a November 1 incident after a disagreement took place outside of a bowling alley in downtown Houston. According to sworn affidavits from police, the disagreement broke out over a dice game in which someone lost $100,000. The police report says multiple people opened fire after the disagreement broke out, but Clark’s rounds allegedly hit the rapper.
Takeoff was not a participant in the dice game or the argument that spawned from it, according to police. Quavo–Takeoff’s uncle and another member of Migos–was allegedly part of the dice game and argument that broke out.
The Harris County judge Josh Hill ruled there was lack of evidence to conclude Clark is a danger to the community. The bond was initially set at $2 million, but was lowered to $1 million after he couldn’t post the original amount. Multiple bail bondsmen in Harris County testified that even if they were to post bond for the DJ, their insurance companies would stop the attempt.
As part of the conditions of the bond, Clark is required to wear a GPS tracker and must be on 24/7 house arrest. He is required to appear in person and on time to future court dates and must submit to drug testing when asked. He cannot use or possess marijuana, alcohol, or a firearm, according to court documents.
Clark will appear in court again on March 9.