Most bikers charged in Waco shooting taken off GPS monitors

AP News
Posted: Oct 04, 2015 2:03 PM

WACO, Texas (AP) — Only a few of the people arrested in the May biker shooting outside a Waco restaurant remain under ankle monitoring, and none are still in jail.

Of the 135 people originally ordered to wear GPS ankle monitors, all but 22 have been allowed to remove them, the Waco Tribune-Herald reported ( ) on Sunday. Their lawyers have reached agreements with prosecutors to modify the conditions of their pre-trial release.

After initially locking up more than 170 people in connection with the May 17 incident outside Twin Peaks restaurant, McLennan prosecutors have not charged anyone with the shooting deaths of nine people. At least 20 others were hurt.

Those arrested were charged with engaging in organized criminal activity.

McLennan prosecutors did not return messages from the newspaper seeking comment. But defense attorneys suggested the district attorney's office eventually plans to dismiss charges against at least some defendants.

"We are starting the letting go process, although they are not admitting they did something wrong," said one attorney, Adam Reposa of Austin.

The shootout in the parking lot of the restaurant erupted during an apparent confrontation between rival biker gangs.

Investigators have not yet offered details about who shot who or whether police officers fatally shot anyone, though reports reviewed by The Associated Press indicate police bullets did hit at least one biker.


Information from: Waco Tribune-Herald,