Houston Police are begging anyone with information to come forward as they are still looking for the person who fired the bullet that killed Takeoff.
Takeoff Was Killed Over A Game Of Dice
The rapper and his Migos group member Quavo were out in Houston at a poolhall when according to his record label via a statement, he was hit with a “stray bullet’. The murder sent shockwaves through the rap community.
The outrage has the Houston police department doing its best so far, to find the person responsible. The police held a press conference this week pleading with the public to assist them to find the person who pulled the trigger.
Police Are ‘Looking For Information’ On Takeoff’s Murder
Police Chief Troy Finner started by speaking highly of Takeoff at the press conference, this Moring at about 2:42 AM officers received a call of a shooting in progress,” began Chief Finner. Officers found out it was a “downtown location”.
He continues, “once officers arrived, they came up on a make who was deceased.” He went on to state that the male was positively identified as the Migos rapper whose real name is Kirshnik Khari Ball.
Chief Finner was perplexed as he took a moment to pause and add his own side thought. “Sometimes the hip hop community gets a bad name and I know evident from this city and people who I have a personal relationship, a lot of great people in the hip hop community and I respect them,” he said sternly.
He swiftly went back to the topic at hand, the investigation in which he claims he has received “many calls from Houston and outside of Houston and everyone spoke of what a great young man this is, how peaceful he is,” claims the Chief.
Police Want Justice For Takeoff’s Family
Sgt. Michael Arrington stepped in to share more details about the eventful night. Through interviews with the employees of the establishment, they found out that a private event was held there earlier, and afterward an altercation took place.
This “led to an argument in which the shooting took place.” Sgt Arrington stated that many people fled the scene, and they now need those people to “step up” and give statements. They even offered to stay anonymous by calling Crime Stoppers.
He basically begged for “any information”. He also noted that many people are actually sending information to the media and not the police, “We do know that the media is receiving a lot of phone calls, text messages, Twitter, tweets, vines, videos; we need all of y’all to send those to us,” he says. He went on to state that they want “justice for his family.”
Takeoff’s Murder Is Trending
The rapper has been trending since his passing because the rap community, black Twitter, and people of color are mourning the loss of another black man to gun violence. Fans are tweeting their outrage and shock regarding the senseless killing.
The more information that comes out the more Takeoff’s fans take to social media to reveal their disgust. “BLACK MEN DESERVE TO GROW OLD,” has been a popular tweet. “No hot takes. No profound thoughts. Just sad that another rapper, son, brother, and friend has been killed. God be with all those who feel the loss. #TakeOff #MIGOS.”