The Waco Police Department announced the arrest of 192 people in connection with the shooting at the Twin Peaks restaurant that occurred around noon on Sunday. In a separate action, the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission (TABC) announced they have issued a 7-day summary suspension closing the diner for community safety reasons.
The 192 individuals arrested are being charged with Engaging in Organized Crime, according to a Waco PD statement obtained by Breitbart Texas. The McLennan County District Attorney’s Office is assisting with processing the suspects through the County Jail.
The TABC said the suspension and closing of the Twin Peaks restaurant is not punitive and will last at least seven days. They stated the restaurant represents an “ongoing danger” to the community.
The TABC is conducting a parallel investigation into the Waco Twin Peaks and said that further action could be taken.
Waco police said the deadly gunfight at Twin Peaks could have been prevented by the restaurant’s management, as previously reported by Breitbart Texas. Sergeant Patrick Swanton said the WPD new there would be trouble in advance and attempted to work with the restaurant management. He said management refused to cooperate. The WPD placed additional officers on the scene in advance of the fight, including a SWAT team.
Swanton said they have been working on this trouble spot for about two months. When the local chain outlet would not cooperate, the Waco PD contacted the Twin Peaks national office, according to a WFAA report.
The death toll from the massive gunfight and brawl that involved at least five biker clubs remained at nine as of Monday morning. Some of the 192 who were charged with Engaging in Organized Crime may face additional charges as the investigation unfolds.
Breitbart Texas will provide additional information as it becomes available.