A North Texas biker killed in the Waco shootout earlier this month was laid to rest today. The funeral for Manuel Rodriguez was held Saturday in Garland. The 40-year-old Bandidos gang member was shot and killed outside the Twin Peaks Restaurant nearly two weeks ago.
A funeral was held Saturday in Plano for one of the nine bikers killed in a Waco shootout. Also new: Texas lawmakers approved motorcycle safety legislation in response to the shootout.
There aren’t enough qualified attorneys in Waco to represent all 170 bikers arrested.
Texas lawmakers approved motorcycle safety legislation on Friday that supporters say was going to be discussed at the biker’s meeting in Waco where a deadly shootout erupted last weekend.
The bill still needs a final House vote. That chamber has already passed a similar version.
Military records show one of the nine bikers killed outside a Texas restaurant was a Purple Heart recipient who served in Vietnam.
When gunfire erupted in the parking lot of a Texas restaurant, most of the leather-clad motorcycle riders watching the confrontation from the patio or inside immediately ran away from the shooting.
Katie Rhoten told The Associated Press that her husband, a mechanic from Austin, called her from jail and said that he and two other members of a motorcycle club called Vise Grip ducked and ran for cover amid the violence that also left 18 injured.
There is no word, yet, on who fired the fatal shots in each case—a rival biker, or police.
A member of the Cossacks gang from in Henderson County claims the Bandidos motorcycle gang is to blame for Sunday’s bloodbath.
There’s new information today about the deadly shootout involving groups of bikers and police in Waco. Officials say the investigation into the deaths of nine bikers, and injury of more than a dozen others, will take at least several weeks.
A Waco restaurant has hired off duty police for security for the first time in its 80-year history.