Surveillance Video Shows Biker Bloodbath in Waco

Bikers are seen firing guns, attempting to revive friends
By Arden Dier,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 30, 2015 9:01 AM CDT

Five months after nine people were killed and 18 were injured in a shootout between rival biker gangs and police in Waco, Texas, leaked surveillance video released by CNN—and previously described by the AP—shows the chaos at the scene. Members of the Cossacks Motorcycle Club are seen gathering on the patio of the Waco Twin Peaks restaurant; a fight involving some men from the Bandidos Motorcycle Club begins in the parking lot, according to NBC Dallas Forth-Worth. Suddenly, the patio begins to empty. One man can be seen pulling a gun and aiming it toward the parking lot. Another is seen running onto the patio while firing a gun behind him.

Bikers are shown dragging the body of one man onto the patio; another biker is seen leaving the patio with his face and chest covered in blood. Lawyers for both biker clubs say they did not release the video to the media. The Waco Police Department likewise denies doing so, saying it remains under a gag order. The individuals who made the video public could be "subject to ethical and legal issues," the department says, while police and prosecutors tell ABC News that the leak could affect the pending cases. Waco police detained 239 people in the aftermath of the shooting. Of those, 177 were arrested on charges of engaging in organized criminal activity, though none were ever indicted. A grand jury is now considering their cases. (More Waco, Texas stories.)

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