A 27-year-old man arrested last week for capital murder in connection to a double homicide in North Waco has been charged in an unrelated aggravated robbery in which he allegedly chased and shot at a victim before stealing the man’s car.
Waco police think Todric McDonald tried to rob the man on May 10 outside of Hap’s Icehouse at North 38th Street and Frederick Avenue just days before two cousins were killed at the Pecan Tree Apartments on May 13.
McDonald is charged in the shooting deaths of cousins Justin Javier Gonzalez, 24, and Ulysses Gonzalez, 30. Each suffered multiple gunshot wounds, police said.
In the robbery incident, Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton reported a victim was leaving Hap’s Icehouse at about 10 p.m., when McDonald parked near the victim’s car and called the man over.
McDonald reportedly pulled out a handgun, and the victim ran.
The victim told police he heard McDonald tell him to “drop his stuff,” which he interpreted as his valuables. The victim told police that he kept running and hid. McDonald allegedly fired shots and chased the man for a short while before turning around.
When the victim returned to the scene several minutes later, his 2001 GMC Yukon was gone.
McDonald has been in McLennan County Jail since 2 p.m. Friday when a team of Waco police officers, McLennan County sheriff’s officers and a U.S. Marshals task force arrested him after a brief chase.
McDonald also is charged with evading arrest with a vehicle, theft by possession, endangering a child, assault family violence, unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon and failure to stop and identify.
McDonald remains in McLennan County Jail on a $131,000 bond.