#Texas Police Arrest More Than 165 People Linked To Deadly Biker Gang Shootout

Posted: May 18, 2015 in Culture

Between 165 and 175 people have been arrested in connection with a deadly shootout between rival biker gangs in Waco, Texas, which left nine dead and 18 injured.

All those killed and injured were gang members, police said. The McLennan County sheriff, Parnell McNamara, whose office was involved in the investigation, said all nine who were killed were members of the Bandidos or Cossacks gangs.

The violence broke out shortly after midday in the Twin Peaks Sports Bar and Grill, in a busy shopping center on Interstate 35. Members of at least five gangs had gathered following disputes over turf and recruitment, Waco police sergeant W Patrick Swanton said. Preliminary police findings indicated that a dispute broke out in a bathroom, escalated to include knives and firearms, and eventually spilled into the restaurant parking lot.

About 150 to 200 bikers were inside the restaurant during the shootout. Swanton said the investigation was likely to uncover nearly 100 weapons used during the brawl.

Those injured suffered stab and gunshot wounds, Swanton said. A local television station, KWTX, reported that one hospital, White Hillcrest Medical Center, was placed on lockdown on Sunday.

Patrons and bystanders ran for safety, police said, as officers at the scene also opened fire. KWTX reported that some customers and employees took shelter in the restaurant’s freezer.

Full Story @ [The Guardian]

  1. […] than three weeks after Waco police arrested 177 bikers following a deadly shootout at a local restaurant, no charges have been filed in the killings, […]


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