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Titania Davenport Files Suit Against Bowling Alley Where Son Takeoff, Was Killed

Titania Davenport, Takeoff’s mother, is suing the Houston bowling alley, claiming that not enough security staff and screening were there on the night her son was fatally shot. The mother of Migos musician Takeoff has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the Houston bowling alley where her son was tragically murdered last year, according to a suit filed on Wednesday.
Titania Davenport Files Suit Against Bowling Alley Where Son Takeoff, Was Killed, Yours Truly, News, May 27, 2024

According to the complaint submitted in Harris County District Court, Titania Davenport demands more than $1 million in damages from 810 Billiards & Bowling, including funeral costs, loss of earning ability, and pain and suffering. Davenport claims in the complaint that the bowling alley failed to provide enough security guards and screening for the event in October, knowing that it would draw a sizable crowd that might include celebrities.

Takeoff, whose real name is Kirshnik Khari Ball, attended the exclusive event where “one group of attendees began verbally, physically and openly causing trouble and trying to intimidate” him and his pals, according to the lawsuit. Due to the subsequent exchange of gunfire between “two people or groups,” Takeoff was killed by stray bullets.

Titania Davenport Files Suit Against Bowling Alley Where Son Takeoff, Was Killed, Yours Truly, News, May 27, 2024

The company 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,” according to the lawsuit.

According to the lawsuit, “despite these facts, defendants failed to provide screening procedures, after-hours controls or security measures, or enforcement of rules or industry standards to deter crime against their invitees,” including Takeoff. In addition, the lawsuit asserts that the bowling alley was aware of illegal behavior “on their premises and in the neighborhood” before the shooting but did nothing to stop it. Requests for comment from 810 Billiards & Bowling were not immediately fulfilled.

According to officials, Takeoff was present at a private party on October 31 at the bowling alley with Quavo, 31, another member of the Migos. After the party ended early on November 1 and a quarrel started, gunfire erupted close to the entrance, according to authorities. In connection with the incident, police detained two people, including Patrick Clark, 33, who was charged with murder. According to the chief, the other suspect, Cameron Joshua, was detained on suspicion of carrying a weapon without a permit.

Titania Davenport Files Suit Against Bowling Alley Where Son Takeoff, Was Killed, Yours Truly, News, May 27, 2024

Takeoff suffered piercing “gunshot wounds of head and torso into arm,” according to a Harris County Medical Examiner report. The artist was not a party to the incident outside the bowling alley and was referred to by police as “an innocent bystander.”

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