Matthew Mark Smith: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

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A 27-year-old man was among the nine bikers killed in the shootout between rival motorcycle clubs outside the Twin Peaks restaurant in Waco, Texas.

Matthew Mark Smith, of Keller, Texas, died of gunshot wounds to the trunk.

Preliminary autopsy results for the nine men killed in the Waco, Texas biker gang shootout have been released, along with the victims’ names, KWTX reports.

The shooting on Sunday, May 17 involved mainly two biker gangs, the Bandidos and the Cossacks, along with other smaller clubs that were at the Twin Peaks restaurant for a meeting.

Police have arrested more than 170 suspects, charging them all with engaging in organized criminal activity. They have been held on $1 million bail.

Here’s what you need to know about Smith and the shooting:


1. He Was a Member of the Cossacks Motorcycle Club

Matthew Smith was a member of the Cossacks MC. (Facebook)

Matthew Smith was a member of the Cossacks MC. (Facebook)

According to his Facebook page, Smith was a member of the Cossacks Motorcycle Club.


2. He Used to be a Member of the Scimitars Motorcycle Club

Matthew Smith.

Matthew Smith. (Facebook)

Before joining the Cossacks, Smith was a member of the Scimitars Motorcycle Club. The Scimitars are a smaller club that are aligned with the Cossacks.


3. He Worked for the Geek Squad

Matthew Smith. (Facebook)

Matthew Smith. (Facebook)

According to his Facebook page, Smith worked for the Geek Squad. He attended Tarrant County College.


4. The Shooting Remains Under Investigation

The scene of a shootout in Waco, Texas at the Twin Peaks restaurant that left 9 dead and 18 wounded. (Getty)

The scene of a shootout in Waco, Texas at the Twin Peaks restaurant that left 9 dead and 18 wounded. (Getty)

The investigation into the shooting is continuing. What started as an argument between bikers turned deadly as shooting broke out. Police were already in the area after learning of the potential for violence during the biker meeting and responded within seconds. Officers also opened fire, and according to CNN, at least four of the victims were killed by police.

Police have yet to determine who fired the fatal shoots that killed each of the nine men.


5. 8 Other Men From the 2 Clubs Were Killed in the Shooting

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According to KWTX, the names of the victims, along with the causes of their deaths, are:

  • Jesus Delgado Rodriguez – 65 – Gunshot wounds to the head and trunk.
  • Jacob Lee Rhyne – 39 – Gunshot wounds to the neck.
  • Richard Vincent Kirschner, Jr. – 47 – Unspecified gunshot wounds.
  • Richard Matthew Jordan, III – 31 – Gunshot wounds to the head.
  • Daniel Raymond Boyett – 44 – Gunshot wounds to the head.
  • Wayne Lee Campbell – 43 – Gunshot wounds to the head and trunk.
  • Manuel Issac Rodriguez – 40 – Unspecified gunshot wounds.
  • Charles Wayne Russell – 46- Gunshot wounds to the chest.


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