The friends of the man who allegedly shot and killed rapper Takeoff, Patrick Xavier Clark, claim their friend is being framed and that he knows nothing about the rapper’s gruesome murder.
If indeed he’s innocent, it’s up to the court and the judge to decide. MTO News got more;
Friends of Takeoff’s alleged killer, Patrick Xavier Clark, say the promoter has been set up and that there’s no way he killed the rapper.
Speaking to Daily Beats, Houston rapper Jmali claimed Clark said his friend is not a violent person. “You could see by the reactions of everyone that we’re shocked because that’s not the type of person [Clark] is,” Jmali told The Daily Beast. “He was about business, not violence.”
A second friend added, “I know him. He’s not like that. I honestly feel like they got the wrong guy. He doesn’t get mad or hostile. He’s very nice and thoughtful. That’s all I have to say. I feel he is being framed.”
In court documents obtained by Media Take Out, police are charging Clark with “felony murder,” and not murder. Felony murder occurs when a person is killed during the commission of a crime.
Clark’s attorney claims his client is innocent.
So what’s the prosecutor’s case against Patrick? Well according to the charging documents obtained by Media Take Out, they say that Patrick committed a felony – firing a gun in the direction of a group of people that included Takeoff – and that felony “caused” the death of Takeoff.
Prosecutors never allege in the charging documents that Patrick shot Takeoff – leaving the clear implication that Takeoff was hit with “friendly fire.”
Houston police previously told the media that they were conducting forensic evidence on the gun which allegedly was used to kill Takeoff. After the formic examination was done, prosecutors determined that they did not have sufficient evidence to charge Patrick directly with shooting Takeoff.
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