Last Person Jailed in Waco Biker Shooting to Be Released

31 Oct 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Dramatic raw video shows Waco biker shootout.

FORT WORTH, Texas — The last person jailed in connection with a deadly shootout among bikers and police outside a Waco restaurant was poised to be released from jail Friday, more than five months after authorities rounded up 177 people from the crime scene and initially held them on $1 million bonds on charges of engaging in organized criminal activity. Dramatic surveillance footage and crime-scene photos obtained by CNN show the deadly progression of a shootout between rival biker gangs in Waco, Texas, in May that left nine dead. A witness to the shooting, which erupted at a Twin Peaks “breastaurant” allegedly between the Bandidos and the Cossacks, said it was like “the O.K.

Corral.” In the silent video, men sporting tattoos and black leather jackets starting punching each other, pull guns and fire, or hit the deck as scantily clad waitresses flee the scene. Waco police and the McLennan County district attorney’s office said they didn’t release the clip, adding that whoever made it public could be “subject to ethical and legal issues.”

Investigators have offered scant details about what sparked the fight or how the gunfire played out, and no one has been charged with any of the deaths. In a 430-page Texas Department of Public Safety report reviewed by The Associated Press, Pilkington told investigators interviewing the injured that he did not fire a gun. Also Friday, Battey’s attorney, Seth Sutton, filed a motion to have the ex-Marine’s ankle monitor removed and the condition that he not speak with any bikers lifted.

According to the motion, Battey’s attacker first fired his gun at Ray Allen, who was among those killed, before pointing his gun and firing at Battey’s chest. And they were right. “About 12:15 p.m. local time, a fight reportedly started in the bathroom, then moved into the bar and finally spilled into the parking lot, where the motorcycle riders went at each other with guns, knives, chains and clubs. “Sgt. Patrick Swanton, a spokesman for the Waco police, says: ‘Our officers engaged hostile targets, and we started shooting at people who were shooting at other people.

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