Takeoff's Mother Files Wrongful Death Lawsuit Against Bowling Alley Owners

She cites almost 20 instances of negligence at 810 Billiards and Bowling, where the Migos member was shot and killed last year

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BY Megan LaPierrePublished Jun 8, 2023

Late Migos member Takeoff's mother, Tatania Davenport, has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the owners of 810 Billiards and Bowling — the Houston venue where here son was shot dead last year at age 28.

Davenport filed the suit in Harris County, TX, district court yesterday (June 7), naming the bowling alley's property owners and associated LLCs in the case. The rapper's mother alleges that the defendants failed to provide adequate security on the night of October 31, when Takeoff was killed in the early morning hours of the following day.

Obtained by Rolling Stone, the lawsuit states that the "facility and premises" of 810 Billiards and Bowling were rented by a "well-known music personality" (the family of Rap-A-Lot Records CEO, J. Prince) with knowledge of a gathering that would take 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, to include [Takeoff]," the document alleges. "In fact, social media posting in advance of the party made it clear that not only basic security measures needed to be followed, but advance planning and consideration should have been taken into account, which Defendants were negligent in failing to do."

The filing goes on to pinpoint 18 instances of negligence on the venue owners' behalf, including failure to inspect and maintain the premises, warn invitees of known property hazards, and properly retain, hire, train and supervise employees.

Davenport is seeking "compensatory, special, economic, consequential, general, punitive, and all other damages permissible under Texas law" for "loss of earning capacity," mental anguish, and conscious pain and suffering, as well as the rapper's wrongful death. Neither J. Prince's family or any of the other people implicated in Takeoff's killing (Patrick Clark, who was indicted on murder charges, among them) were named in the suit.

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