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Takeoff’s Mother Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Bowling Alley Where Rapper Was Shot

Takeoff’s Mother Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Bowling Alley Where Rapper Was Shot

Titania Davenport cited 18 instances of alleged negligence on the part of the Houston venue

Takeoff onstage

Takeoff (Photo by Scott Dudelson/Getty Images).

Titania Davenport, mother of late Migos rapper Takeoff, has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the owners of 810 Billiards & Bowling in Houston, Texas, where her son was shot and killed last November, Rolling Stone and Billboard report. According to documents obtained by both publications, Davenport’s complaint cites 18 instances of alleged negligence on the part of the Houston venue. 

Davenport filed the complaint Wednesday (June 7) in a Harris County district court against the property owners and multiple LLCs in association with the Houston outpost of 810 Billiards & Bowling (the franchise has locations in several other cities in the southern US). Her suit alleges that the venue did not provide adequate security on the night of Takeoff’s death.

In the complaint, Davenport reportedly claims that the venue “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, to include [Takeoff].”

Elsewhere in the lawsuit, Davenport states that 810 Billiards & Bowling should have been more prepared due to a number of violent crimes that had occurred “at the subject premises and in the surrounding area,” and that they should have been more vigilant due to celebrity attendees at the venue that night. Specifically, the suit points out that the venue had been rented by the family of music executive J. Prince for an after hours event potentially hosting “many artists, popular athletes and public figures.”

Davenport is reportedly seeking “compensatory, special, economic, consequential, general, punitive, and all other damages permissible under Texas law” for the wrongful death of her son, as well as loss of earning capacity, mental anguish, and other factors. According to Billboard, she is seeking at least $1 million.

Takeoff was killed in the early hours of November 1, 2022. His death was officially ruled as a homicide due to the nature of his gunshot wounds. He was 28 years old.

Last December, a man named Patrick Xavier Clark was arrested for Takeoff’s murder. He was released on $1 million bond in early January, but was formally charged with murder last month.

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