The family of Takeoff’s alleged murderer, Patrick Xavier Clark, launched a GoFundMe account to help raise his $2 million cash bail.
Clark, a.k.a DJ Pat, was arrested on Dec. 1 and charged with fatally shooting the 28-year-old Migos rapper outside a Houston bowling alley on Nov. 1.
Clark’s brother, who created the GoFundMe, described him as a “businessman” who has “begun his fight for justice”.
So far, friends and supporters donated $630 toward his bail.
Clark, 33, was in court briefly on Monday. He told a judge he can’t afford a private investigator and his lawyer filed a motion for $5,000 to hire one.
According to legal documents, obtained by TMZ, Clark asked the judge for $5,000 to hire a private investigator to help build his defense. He is considered a flight risk since he had a passport, a large amount of cash, and an airline ticket to Mexico when he was taken into custody at his home.
Law enforcement officials seized his cash, leaving him unable to afford a P.I.
The documents say Clark’s family members spent all their money on an attorney to defend him.
The attorney agreed to work at a reduced rate since it’s a high-profile case. He said a private investigator is necessary to “properly investigate the case and to prepare effectively for trial.”
Clark says he’s already identified a P.I. who will work on the case for the reduced rate of $85/hour, TMZ reported.
As of Wednesday, Dec. 7, a judge had not granted his motion for $5,000 to hire a P.I. Clark’s next court appearance is scheduled for Dec. 14.
Houston PD Chief Troy Finner said Clark is seen on surveillance video fatally shooting Takeoff outside the 810 Billiards and Bowling Alley where he attended a private party hosted by J. Prince, Jr.
A coroner said Takeoff was shot from behind multiple times in the head, torso and arm.
If Clark is released on bond he will be placed on house arrest and will be prohibited from possessing firearms. He is ordered to stay away from Houston promoter J. Prince, Jr. and star boxer Shakur Stevenson. Clark must also refrain from smoking marijuana or using any controlled substance without a prescription.
Clark is a club promoter who also managed The Flame HTX strip club in Houston.
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