Migos rapper Takeoff (born Kirshnik Khari Ball) was shot and killed in Houston earlier this month. The Houston Police Department has not publicly identified a suspect but according to HotNewHipHop, rapper Lil Cam 5th (born Joshua Cameron) has reportedly been arrested for a felony charge of unlawful carry of a weapon the night of Takeoff's murder. There is heavy speculation that this arrest is in connection to Takeoff’s investigation. However, the connection has not been officially drawn.
Cameron was arrested on November 22 and is currently being held in custody at the Harris County jail in Texas, The Source reports. The site claims that investigators are reportedly questioning him about his potential involvement with Takeoff’s murder. Cameron was reportedly out on bail for a prior felony. The possession of a firearm is a violation of the terms of his release.
Earlier this week, Chief Troy Finner provided a vague update on the ongoing investigation to KPRC 2.
“I feel good where we’re progressing,” he said. “You remember on that day, I met with his mother. I talked with that lady personally, made a promise and there’s a lot being said. We want all investigations on murders when people are being killed to move. But the main thing is we get it right. I do not want to send family members on a rollercoaster ride, and then we have to come back and say, ‘Whoa, that wasn’t the person.’ I want everyone to be patient and just understand there will be some justice here in Houston, Texas.”
“I don’t want to discuss any details on it, but I can tell you that we will find this person and we will identify the person or persons responsible for Takeoff’s death,” the chief added. “I don’t like talking too much while investigations are going on. I’m a person that says, ‘you know what, let people talk.’ But my talking is when we get that person and we put them in jail.”