Houston Police Chief Troy Finner told the media yesterday that authorities are making “good progress” in the hunt for the murderer of Takeoff, The chief seems to suggest that they may be on the verge of locking up the killer very soon.
Takeoff, real name Kirshnik Bell, was shot and killed outside a bowling alley following a private party in Houston on November 1. He was 28.
“I feel good where we’re progressing,” Chief Finner told local Houston TV station KPRC 2. “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.”
Finner added, “I do not want to send family members on a roller coaster ride and then we have to come back and say, ‘Woah, that wasn’t the person.’ I want everyone to be patient and just understand there will be some justice here in Houston, Texas.”
The police chief said investigators are close to identifying the killer.
“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. 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.”
Takeoff was formally honored at a sold out memorial service at State Farm Arena in Atlanta, attended by former Migos rapper Quavo, Offset and his wife Cardi B, Drake, Justin Bieber, and tons of other celebrities who came to pay their respects.
Offset also penned an emotional tribute to Takeoff on Instagram: “I wish I could hug you one last time. Laugh one last time. Smoke one last time. Perform one last time. I know someone with a soul like yours is in heaven now.”