TakeOff’s Killer Still On The Run, Houston Police Department Asks Public For Help
TakeOff's music label, Quality Control Music, says that the Migos rapper was killed by a "stray" bullet and issued an official statement on Instagram on Tuesday night (Nov. 1).
"It is with broken hearts and deep sadness that we mourn the loss of our beloved brother Kirsnick Khari Ball, known to the world as Takeoff," the label wrote in a message posted Tuesday night. "Senseless violence and a stray bullet has taken another life from this world and we are devastated."
Despite QC's statement, the Harris County forensics medical examiner's report states that the rapper died from "penetrating gunshot wounds to the head and stomach into [his] arm."
The killer connected to Migos rapper TakeOff’s death is still on the loose and the Houston Police Department is urging the public to come forward with more information that could help with the case.
In a press conference on Tuesday (Nov. 1) Sgt. Micael Arrington, the lead investigator on the case, said, “We know the media has received a lot of phone calls, text messages, tweets, vines, videos. We need all of y’all to send those to us so we can solve this case.”
Adding, “We want to find justice for this family. They’re going through a lot right now … Help us to apprehend and get charges and arrest the person responsible for the death of Takeoff.”
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Police chief Troy Finner also added that he believes that the suspect or suspects were guests at the private event that the 28-year-old attended at 810 Billiards & Bowling Houston on Monday night (Oct. 31).
“What if this was your brother? What if this was your son? Please step up,” Finner said.
The Atlanta rapper was reportedly playing a game of dice with group member Quavo when an altercation broke out resulting in a shooting, according to Click2Houston. TakeOff, whose real name is Kirshnik Khari Ball, was hit by the gunfire and reportedly pronounced dead on the scene. Two others were also shot and taken to the hospital.
TakeOff joined the Atlanta-bred group Migos in 2008 along with Quavo, TakeOff's uncle, and Offset, his cousin. The group released their first mixtape, Juug Season, in 2011, before breaking out commercially in 2013 with their hit single "Versace," which was notable for popularizing the group's triplet flow - Migos' signature rapid-fire cadence - and Drake eventually remixed it. Other hits include "Bad and Boujee," which reached No. 1 in the US, and "Walk It Talk It" with Drake.