Waco Biker Shootout: 9 dead bikers ID’d

The Twin Peaks restaurant, where the violence began, will remain closed, according to a Waco Police Department post on Facebook.

Nine motorcycle gang members were killed and 18 others were injured Sunday. According to the preliminary autopsy results, all nine men killed died from gunshot wounds either to the head, neck, or torso, and each death is listed as a homicide.

They have been identified as:

• Richard Matthew Jordan II, 31

• Jesus Delgado Rodriguez, 65

• Charles Wayne Russell, 46

• Daniel Raymond Boyett, 44

• Wayne Lee Campbell, 43

• Jacob Lee Rhyne, 39

• Richard Vincent Kirschner Jr., 47

• Manuel Issac Rodriguez, 40

• Matthew Mark Smith, 27

According to driver’s license records, four of the men are from North Texas. Records for Wayne Lee Campbell trace back to addresses in Fort Worth and Arlington; Richard Vincent Kirschner Jr. to Wylie; Manuel Issac Rodriguez to Allen; and Matthew Mark Smith to Keller.

Of the 18 injured in the violence, seven remained in the hospital as of Tuesday morning. Of those still hospitalized, all are stable and most are improving, said Waco police spokesman Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton.

More than 170 were arrested after the violence, which Swanton warns may not be over.

The sergeant said violence usually begets violence when it comes to biker gangs, so when asked if the threat was over, he replied “most likely not.” He called for the gangs to let the bloodshed stop.

“We would ask that there be some kind of truce between whatever motorcycle gangs are involved,” Swanton said. “We ask them to be peaceful and let the violence stop.”

A McLennan County deputy stands guard near a groupA McLennan County deputy stands guard near a group of bikers in the parking lot of a Twin Peaks restaurant in Waco, Texas. Waco Police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton told KWTX-TV there were “multiple victims” after gunfire erupted between rival biker gangs at the restaurant. (Photo: Rod Aydelotte, Waco Tribune-Herald via AP)

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