The man charged with murder in the fatal shooting of Migos rapper Takeoff was released from Harris County jail on Tuesday after his $1 million bond was posted.

Patrick Xavier Clark, 33, was arrested on December 1 on a murder charge.

As part of the bail, Clark must remain under house arrest and wear a GPS monitoring device. He is also not permitted to contact anyone involved in the murder investigation.


Clark’s attorney Letitia Quinones stated that neither Clark nor his family posted the bond. It was instead a family friend who believes that Clark is innocent.

Clark had allegedly looked up how to secure fake plane tickets to flee the United States before his arrest on December 1. He has denied these claims as well as shooting Takeoff.

However, police identified him as the suspect through ballistics evidence as well as mobile phone and surveillance video.

Takeoff was shot in the head and back on November 1. Houston police defined the setting as a game of dice outside a bowling alley at 2:30 a.m. Police reported that the rapper was “an innocent bystander.”

Takeoff’s uncle and Migos bandmate Quavo honored Takeoff in a new song entitled “Without You,” which was released on Wednesday, January 4. The gospel track includes the lyrics, “I wish I had a time machine/ Just so you take a ride with me/ I miss just how you smile at me/ Unc & Phew until infinity.”

Clark is scheduled to appear in court again on March 9.

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