Mother to Late Rapper Takeoff Seeks $1M from Bowling Alley Where Son Was Shot and Killed, According to Lawsuit Filed

by Xara Aziz
Left: Familytron/Right: Instagram @yrntakeoff

The mother of the late Migos rapper Takeoff is suing the Houston bowling alley wear her son was shot and killed in November, court documents show.

According to a complaint filed in Harris County District Court, Titania Davenport seeks $1 million in damages from 810 Billiards & Bowling, to include funeral expenses, loss of earning capacity and pain and suffering in a wrongful death lawsuit.

The complaint accuses the bowling alley of not providing adequate security personnel and screening for the Halloween event, where dozens had gathered.

Born Kirshnik Khari Ball, Takeoff had attended a private party at the bowling alley with his uncle and fellow Migos rapper Quavo when “one group of attendees began verbally, physically and openly causing trouble and trying to intimidate” him and his friends, reads the complaint. The result ended in gunfire exchanged between “two people or groups.” Takeoff was ultimately struck by some of the bullets, resulting in his death.

The lawsuit further states that the establishment was “rented by a well-known music personality and hosted by defendants knowing that it was taking place ‘after hours’ and with potentially many artists, popular athletes and public figures.”

“Despite these facts, defendants provided no screening mechanisms, no after-hour controls or security measures, and no enforcement of rules or industry standards to deter crime against their invitees,” including Takeoff, the suit continues.

The lawsuit further accuses the bowling alley of allowing criminal activity to continue despite them knowing about it “on their premises and in the surrounding area.”

At the time of this writing, 810 Billiards & Bowling has not commented publicly about the lawsuit.

Takeoff was tragically killed from “gunshot wounds of head and torso into arm,” the Harris County Medical Examiner report said.

Witnesses say the 28-year-old was not involved in the argument that ensued when he was shot and killed.

Patrick Clark, 33, and Cameron Joshua have both been identified as suspects in the shooting. The former has been charged with murder while the latter has been charged with unlawful carrying of a weapon, the chief said.

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