Preliminary autopsy reports show the nine people killed in a large fight in Central Texas involving rival motorcycle gangs all died of gunshot wounds.
The reports provided by a McLennan County justice of the peace show the nine men ranged in age from 27 to 65, and some were shot in the head, neck or torso.
BTR: Who Did The Shootings?
Police have said all the dead were members of two of the five biker gangs that gathered for a meeting Sunday at a Twin Peaks restaurant in Waco.
Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton says about 50 weapons have been confiscated from the scene, primarily knives and firearms.
BTR: On Sunday it was 100
Swanton has said officers outside the restaurant who were monitoring the gathering Sunday fired on armed bikers as the shooting moved outside.
BTR: Why not inside it's a public place?
About 50 weapons were confiscated from the scene of the weekend shooting involving rival motorcycle gangs in Central Texas that left nine gang members dead and another 18 injured.
Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton said Tuesday that nearly all the weapons were firearms and knives, but also included a chain with a padlock for the purpose of beating others.
He says upward of 100 weapons may be found once authorities are done investigating the crime scene at a Twin Peaks restaurant where the gangs had gathered Sunday for a meeting.
BTR: Oops back to a 100
Preliminary findings indicate a parking dispute at the restaurant led to the violence. Swanton says the shooting began inside Twin Peaks and continued outside, where bodies were seen in the aftermath laying in the parking lot.
BTR: Bad shots inside, better shots outside?
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Texas police say a weekend shootout involving rival motorcycle gangs that killed nine people and injured 18 apparently began with a parking dispute and someone running over a gang member's foot.
Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton said Tuesday that an uninvited group appeared for the meeting of a loose confederation of biker gangs held at a Twin Peaks restaurant on Sunday.
BTR: That would be Confederation of Clubs, not gangs as the police describe.
He says one man was injured when a vehicle struck his foot. This caused a dispute that continued inside the restaurant, where fighting and then shooting began, before spilling back outside.
Swanton also said that of the 18 injured, seven remain hospitalized. He described their conditions as stable.
He says the police investigation is being hampered by some who "are not being honest with us."
BTR: Maybe the real reason is they are desperately trying to make these charges stick to those who are innocent. Many went to a COCI meeting not expecting anything like this and were not involved in the turmoil.
Generally a COC meeting is discussions of legislative (there are motorcycle safety bills US Defenders)) , National political issues, club announcements (rides fund raisers) and collections for injured riders. That's generally about it.
We understand the gravity of it all but the grand standing by the Waco PD and other agencies is ridiculous and may actually hurt their case. The facts are we've seen so much corruption and lying we don't know who to believe? We know their are bad bikers, we also know there are bad cops who lie. You have to look no further than the news where they are actually killing people for nothing... Sorry if the shoe fits...
We're just sayin..