Waco Police Department
A grand jury has indicted 106 out of 177 bikers who were involved in the deadly shootout outside of a Twin Peaks restaurant in Waco, Texas.
In May, a gathering of at least five rival motorcycle gangs became violent, escalating to include more than 100 firearms and other weapons. No civilians were injured during the confrontation, but nine bikers were killed, and at least 18 others injured.
In the immediate aftermath, police arrested 192 people for their involvement in the shootout, and the restaurant — which faced heavy criticism for introducing a “Bike Night” targeting members of local motorcycle clubs not long before the massive brawl —lost its franchise rights with Twin Peaks, a Hooters-style chain.
Patrick Swanton, a local police sergeant, described the aftermath of the shootout as the most violent crime scene of his career.
The same grand jury is expected to meet again to consider charges for the remaining 71 people who were involved in the gang violence.