Owners of bowling alley where Takeoff was shot blame rapper for his death in response to lawsuit 

Francis Akhalbey March 28, 2024
Takeoff was fatally shot in Houston on November 1, 2022 -- Photo: yrntakeoff/Instagram

The owners of the bowling alley where Takeoff was fatally shot are asking a judge to throw out a wrongful death lawsuit filed against them by the deceased rapper’s mother, Titania Davenport. According to Radar, the owners of 810 Billiards and Bowling in court documents claim they cannot be held responsible for the rapper’s death as his actions also contributed to the shooting.

As previously reported by Face2Face Africa, Takeoff – born Kirshnik Khari Ball – was shot and killed at a bowling alley in Houston on November 1, 2022. The deceased 28-year-old Migos rapper was with fellow band member Quavo when the incident occurred. And the shooting reportedly happened following a confrontation after a dice game.

Authorities later arrested and charged Patrick Xavier Clark in connection with the rapper’s shooting death. Clark has since been released on a $1 million bond, and the case has yet to proceed to trial. 

Davenport, who is seeking over $1 million in damages from the bowling alley, said her son was invited to the establishment on the day he was fatally shot. The plaintiff in the lawsuit also said the owners of the bowling alley were made aware of an event that was going to take place at their establishment on the night of the shooting.

Davenport also claimed the owners were aware arrangements needed to be made for additional security as the event was going to amass a huge crowd, “many of whom could be celebrities which in itself presents unique and advances security considerations, none of which were taken.”

The plaintiff claimed the defendants did not implement any after-hours controls or security measures and no enforcement of rules or industry standards to prevent crimes, Radar reported. The complaint also made mention of a troublesome group of attendees attempting to have a go at the rapper.

“As a result, two people or groups of people began shouting at each other,” the suit said, adding that Takeoff, “an innocent bystander,” died after being “shot by stray bullets during the shootout.”

But the defendants responded to the lawsuit claiming that they could not be held liable for the fatal incident. 810 Billiards and Bowling also put the blame on Clark as well as Takeoff.

“There is a reasonable probability that the occurrence in question as well as the damages complained of were proximately caused, in whole or in part, by unknown criminals who participated in unlawful gambling and/or the illegal possession of firearms,” the defendants argued.

“Defendant is not liable to Plaintiffs because Plaintiff’s own acts or omissions proximately caused or contributed to Plaintiff’s injuries,” the defendants added.

A judge has not yet ruled on the filing.

Last Edited by:Mildred Europa Taylor Updated: March 28, 2024


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