Around 170 motorcycle gang members are charged with engaging in organized crime in connection to the shootings, which are now considered a capital murder case “because of the number of people killed in one episode.” The gang members are each being held on $1 million bonds. Police:
That’s a pretty severe charge — engaging in organized crime in reference to nine individuals killed. It doesn’t get much more significant than that. There may be warrants on individuals that may be attached to that as well, but that’s a pretty serious charge…I can tell you that yesterday’s events started as bad guys on bad guys,” said Swanton. “When our officers got there and intervened in the active-shooter situation, those bad guys turned their hostility on our officers, which included Waco and DPS.
Some 50 weapons — including knives, brass knuckles, chains and clubs — have been recovered from the scene so far. Police:
These were bad-guy weapons. They ranged from brass knucks to knives to chains to clubs and to firearms. This was a true gang fight…What I want you all to understand: This is not a bunch of doctors and dentists and lawyers riding Harleys. These are criminals on Harley-Davidsons that are members of a criminal biker gang, and we know who they are. We know which clubs that they’re with.