A Waco man arrested last month in the 2014 shooting deaths of two cousins and a Temple man who police say was shot while trying to rob a game room in February were indicted Wednesday.
A McLennan County grand jury indicted Tony Olivarez, 32, on a capital murder charge, while Cedric Brown, 20, was indicted on an aggravated robbery charge in an unrelated case.
Olivarez is a co-defendant of Todric McDonald, 30, who was arrested shortly after the shooting deaths of Justin Javier Gonzalez, 24, and Ulysses Gonzalez, 30, at the Pecan Tree Apartments in the 2600 block of Grim Avenue. Both men died of multiple gunshot wounds.
Prosecutors have said they intend to seek the death penalty against McDonald. McLennan County District Attorney Abel Reyna did not return a phone message Wednesday seeking comment about his intent in Olivarez's case.
McDonald and Olivarez were identified as suspects shortly after the killings, but Olivarez was not arrested until last month.
Waco police say McDonald and Olivarez also were seen at a shooting in the 2300 block of Morrow Avenue hours before the shooting at Pecan Tree Apartments. The shooting on Morrow Avenue did not seriously injure anyone, but police began investigating the pair.
Olivarez and McDonald were charged with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in the Morrow Avenue shooting in late May 2014. McDonald was indicted on the capital murder charge in August 2014, but Olivarez was not identified as a suspect in the shooting deaths until his arrest last month.
McDonald, 30, was arrested on multiple charges stemming from his arrest, when he fled from officers the week of the shootings. He remains in the McLennan County Jail on bonds totaling more than $2 million.
Jury selection for McDonald's capital murder trial is to begin Oct. 10.
Olivarez was arrested in May 2016 on a second-degree felony charge of aggravated assault, an unrelated burglary of a motor vehicle charge and an unrelated driving with an invalid license charge. He also remains in jail under bonds multiple bonds, but has been no-bonded on the capital murder charge.
In other action Wednesday, the grand jury indicted Brown, of Temple, on charges he tried to rob the Shisa Smokek Shop/Game Room at 639 N. Valley Mills Drive, in February.
When police arrived, they found Brown lying on the floor with gunshot wounds to the leg and shoulder.
Police said store employees reported that Brown entered the store with a gun and threatened customers and employees while demanding cash.
Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton said an employee, "due to the suspect's criminal behavior and placing others in fear of their lives," shot the suspect.
A pistol Brown reportedly brandished during the alleged robbery was recovered at the store and determined to be stolen, Swanton said, adding that there were multiple customers and employees in the store at the time of the robbery.