Takeoff's alleged killer, Patrick Xavier Clark, is reportedly looking to claim self-defense in the murder trial.
According to reports, Clark continues to maintain his innocence. His lawyer Letitia Quinones-Hollins says that Clark was defending himself in the shooting of Takeoff. “He maintains his innocence,” She said. “We do believe that he has a valid self-defense claim. I don’t think they can say with any degree of certainty that it was Patrick who actually fired the shot that took TakeOff’s life."
She continued, "there was someone else who started the shooting, it was not Patrick Clark. He was in the same position that TakeOff was in, he was trying to get out of there alive as well. He didn’t have anything to do with the argument that occurred. [Clark] just happened to be in the wrong place at the wrong time when people started firing weapons.”
Takeoff passed away in November of 2024 after he was tragically gunned down in Houston. The rapper was 28 years old.