Takeoff death: Video shows unidentified man carrying gun moments before rapper was fatally shot

The man captured on camera is a person of interest, but he’s yet to be identified by police

Takeoff death: Video shows unidentified man carrying gun moments before rapper was fatally shot
Migos rapper Takeoff was shot dead on November 1 (Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for Hangout Music Festival and TMZ video screenshot)
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HOUSTON, TEXAS: A newly emerged footage shows, just minutes before the fatal shooting of Migos rapper Takeoff, a man wearing all black and holding a gun as an argument — in which Migos member Quavo was involved — takes place outside of 810 Billiards & Bowling Houston on November 1. A spokesperson for the Houston Police Department confirmed the man captured on camera is a person of interest in the shooting, but he’s yet to be identified by police.

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The footage obtained by TMZ shows a black man with short dreads, wearing a navy blue shirt, cap and black cross-body bag with patches on it, while holding a gun in his right hip pocket. Some individual can be heard saying in the video, "They know your name, they’re not going to be disrespectful like that." "Don’t play with me like that bro," says another, who further says, "I’m about to hurt somebody bro." Just two seconds later, sound of single gunshot is heard, and a woman shouts, “Oh hell naw," reports Daily Beast.

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As per TMZ, Quavo, in a bright orange shirt, was seen walking behind the man just a few seconds before the first shot was fired. As per the outlet, at the moment, there is no proof who fired the first shot but the suspect was captured raising his gun and firing shots just about five seconds later from first one. At least 10 gunshots were heard.

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According to Page Six, during Tuesday’s press conference, November 1, Sgt Michael Arrington, the lead investigator on the case, said, "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.” While police chief Troy Finner said that the suspect(s) were believed to have been guests at the private party that the rapper attended.

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What do we know so far

Takeoff, whose real name is Kirshnik Khari Ball and was a member of the hiphop group Migos was fatally shot in a shooting early Tuesday, November 1, after a private party in Houston. Migos was formed in 2008 and comprised three members - Quavo, Offset, and Takeoff. An autopsy released the next day confirmed the rapper died from “penetrating gunshot wounds of head and torso into arm,” TMZ reported. Two others, an unnamed 23-year-old man and 24-year-old woman, were shot in the incident but survived. Police confirmed that at least two firearms were used and Takeoff was already pronounced dead when police arrived at the scene, stated Page Six. In a statement posted on Instagram, Takeoff’s record label Quality Control claimed he was killed by a “stray bullet.”

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