The man accused of killing Grammy-winning rapper “Takeoff” wants his bond reduced, so on Wednesday, his attorney will be asking for the suspect’s $2 million to be lowered to $100,000.
Patrick Clark, 33, is charged with murder for the shooting death of Kirsnick Khari Ball, known professionally as Takeoff, a member of the hip-hop trio, Migos.
Takeoff was shot to death in the early morning hours of Nov. 1 outside a bowling alley in downtown Houston. Police said he was in a crowd of people and an innocent bystander near an argument over a dice game.
Detectives on the case allege Clark had a gun in one hand and wine bottle in another when he was caught on camera firing his weapon. Those bullets allegedly struck Takeoff.
Fingerprints on that wine bottle is what detectives say helped identified Clark to authorities.
Clark was arrested on Dec. 1. His next court appearance is Wednesday, in which is defense attorney, Letitia Quinones, plans to ask for the lower bond.
“It is extremely excessive. We did some research and what we determined was the average median income for a citizen in Harris County is around $60,000-$65,000. So, the bond as it is set now would take four years to raise the money required,” Quinones told reporters Monday night. “Additionally, defendants similarly situated as Mr. Clark does not have $2 million.”
In the motion, Quinones said Clark would surrender his passport and that his father would ensure he appears in court.
The state asked for a high bond, saying Clark was a flight risk who planned to flee to Mexico when he was arrested. Prosecutors believe he is also a danger to the community.
“When the time is right and all the evidence comes out, I feel very confident that it will change the narrative of what it is now,” Quinones said.
According to the motion, Clark, who flaunts a lavish lifestyle on social media, is a student at Houston Community College and a disc jockey.
“No matter how you look at it, this is a tragedy,” Quinones said.
In a search warrant released last week, police cited video and forensic evidence that led to the murder charge against Clark.