Who Are the Victims of the Waco, Texas Biker Gang Shootout?

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)

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 (see their mugshots here).

KWTX reports that all the victims were members of either the Bandidos or the Cossacks. Members of at least three other clubs have been arrested.

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.

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.
  • Wayne Lee Campbell – 43 – Gunshot wounds to the head and trunk.
  • Daniel Raymond Boyett – 44 – Gunshot wounds to the head.
  • Matthew Mark Smith – 27 – Gunshot wounds to the trunk.
  • Manuel Issac Rodriguez – 40 – Unspecified gunshot wounds.
  • Charles Wayne Russell – 46- Gunshot wounds to the chest.


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