Coroners reveal official cause of Takeoff's death after Migos rapper shot dead in brawl in Houston
The rapper died of 'penetrating gunshot wounds of head and torso into the arm,' according to records released by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences
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HOUSTON, TEXAS: The medical examiner's office on Wednesday reportedly revealed the official cause of Migos rapper Takeoff's death. The 28-year-old rapper, whose real name was Kirshnik Khari Ball, was shot dead on Tuesday, November 1, 2022, after an altercation at a private party at 2.34 am in Houston. Police reached a party held at 810 Billiards & Bowling Houston and found a dead man at the scene who was later identified as the rapper.
Takeoff's death has been ruled as a homicide. The rapper died of “penetrating gunshot wounds of head and torso into the arm,” according to records released to Page Six by the Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences.
The deceased rapper and his uncle, Migos collaborator Quavo, were playing dice at the party when an argument broke out, which eventually led someone to pull the gun trigger. A man and a woman were also injured in the horrific incident and were admitted to a hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
The rapper's real name was Kirshnik Khari Bal. Houston Police Chief Troy Finner said in a press conference said on Tuesday, November 1, 2022, "This morning at 2:34 am, officers received a call of a shooting in progress. Officers arrived shortly thereafter — a downtown location, Billiards & Bowling Alley. They came upon a male who was deceased. That male has been identified as Kirsnick Ball, better known as Takeoff. He's a member of the Migos rap group, out of Atlanta," as reported by People.
The officer further added, "I got many calls from Houston and outside of Houston. And everyone spoke of what a great young man this is, how peaceful he is. What a great artist. I ask that we all pray for his mother, his family, and all of his friends who are in deep pain and shock still right now. We have no reason to believe he was involved in anything criminal at the time. Peaceful, loving, great entertainer."
“I would not expect him to be involved … We have no reason to believe that he was involved in anything criminal at the time," he added, according to a report by Entertainment Online.
Meanwhile, the official further asked for the public's help with the investigation, "There were 40 people, at least, at this event. And people left, possibly out of fear." "I ask you one thing: what if it was your brother? What if it was your son? You would want somebody to step up. So please step up. Get the information to us so we can give some closure to this family who is hurting right now," he added.
Further, a video surfaced on social media depicting the moment of the death of the rapper. According to TMZ, an individual can be seen holding a pistol throughout the argument. He was a Black male with short dreads, wearing a navy blue shirt, cap, and black cross-body bag with patches on it while holding a gun by his side. Quavo and Takeoff were involved in a heated argument and at the end of it, the suspect pulled the trigger.
Takeoff began his career with rappers Quavo and Offset. On October 7, 2022, he dropped Quavo's and his collaborative album titled 'Only Built for Infinity Links', featuring their latest hit titled 'Messy'.