Death of TakeOff this week rocked the Hip Hop community, and now an autopsy has revealed the 28-year-old Atlanta rapper’s cause of death.
According to TMZ, The Harris County Medical Examiner said in TakeOff’s autopsy report that the Migos member died of “penetrating gunshot wounds to the head and torso in the arm.” They added that TakeOff’s body is also ready for collection by his family.
Authorities in Houston, Texas were notified of a shooting “shortly after 2:30 a.m.” at a local bowling alley where a dice game had taken place. A conflict reportedly ensued at this point, followed by gunfire, although more details were not available.
The police informed later TMZ that a man seen in a cell phone video brandishing a gun is now a person of interest in the shooting.
The autopsy report will come later Houston police urged witnesses to ‘step up’ to help them identify the trigger man.
“We’re looking for anything to help us from there,” Sgt. Michael Arrington said at a press conference. “We want to find justice for [TakeOff’s] family. They are going through a lot right now. And all we can do is hope that you all reach out and help us in any way that leads to evidence that will help us apprehend and charge and arrest the person responsible for TakeOff’s death. “
Police Chief Troy Finner said, “I just want to say something to our city, Houston, and every brother and sister in the neighborhoods. I’m calling you to action to step up. There were at least 40 people at this event and people walked, possibly out of fear.
“Actually, there’s one thing—and I want this to resonate with everyone. What if it was your brother? What if it was your son? You want someone to come forward. So please step up. Get the information to us so we can bring closure to this family that is hurting right now.”
Takeoff (real name Kirsnick Khari Ball) had just been linked with Quavo for their first joint album together Only built for Infinity Links. Migos shrouded their critical acclaim Culture trilogy with Culture III June last year, and Take released his lone solo album The last rocket four years ago Wednesday (November 2).
“On many of the Migos records, [TakeOff] wanted to anchor the song,” Quavo shared Complex in September. “Now on a lot of these records, he comes in and pops off. We’re setting up alley-oops like Trae Young and John Collins!”
After news of his death broke, members of the Hip Hop community took to social media to pay tribute to the late rapper. Beyoncé, Tyler, The Creator, Gucci Mane, Rae Sremmurd and Drake were just a few of the notable figures who mourned the rapper’s death online.
While Offset has yet to share a statement, he did change his Instagram avatar to a photograph of TakeOff.