Waco Shooting Update: 3 Suspects Briefly Released Later Return In Custody
Three suspects, Juan Garcia, Drew King and James Harris, part of the fatal Waco shooting, were brought back in custody after they were briefly released on bond. Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton informed on Tuesday about the return of the suspects.
Garcia and King were charged with state-jail crime while Harris is charged with offence engaging in criminal activity. McLennan County Sheriff Parnell McNamara informed that Garcia and King were released after a judge issued a $50,000 bond. Harris was released after paying a $20,000 bond.
Apart from the three, other suspects arrested in the bikers shooting set a bond of $1 million. State District Judge Ralph Strother cancelled the bonds for Garcia, King and Harris and reissued arrest warrants.
Nine people were killed and about 18 wounded at a shooting in Twin Peaks restaurant on Sunday. Swanton said in a statement that some bikers were shot by the police.
The bikers from across Texas gathered at the restaurant to discuss bikers’ rights remuneration but the discussion turned violent and led to the fatal shooting. But some bikers claimed it was just a normal meeting to discuss legislative issues.
The nine bikers aged between 27 to 65 were shot in the head, neck or torso. Swanton said about 50 weapons were seized from the crime scene, mainly knives and firearms. The shooting took place in and out of the restaurant and police fired to control the situation. About 170 people were arrested after the shooting.