A 27-year-old Waco man already charged with capital murder for the shooting deaths of two cousins at a North Waco apartment last week faces an additional charge alleging he shot at another man just five hours before the North Waco killings.
Todric McDonald and another suspect reportedly shot at the 31-year-old victim in a home in the 2300 block of Morrow Avenue, said Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton. McDonald has been charged with aggravated assault in the incident, the ninth charge he has been hit with since his arrest Friday.
McDonald is charged in the May 13 shooting deaths of cousins Justin Javier Gonzalez, 24, and Ulysses Gonzalez, 30, at the Pecan Tree Apartments. Each suffered multiple gunshot wounds, police said.
Swanton said the assault victim was uninjured in the Morrow Avenue incident, but that the gunshots damaged the inside of his home.
McDonald and a second suspect went up to the door at about 11 p.m. on May 12, and the victim let the two inside, police said.
An altercation ensued and then the suspects pulled out firearms and began shooting at the man, who ran toward the back of the house and escaped the gunfire, according to Swanton.
McDonald and the other suspect fled in a vehicle.
Swanton declined to comment on any possible connection between the aggravated assault and the targeted double homicide at 4 a.m. the following morning.
Police believe they know the identity of the second suspect but declined to comment further.
McDonald was charged Monday in a May 10 armed robbery in which he allegedly chased and shot at a victim before stealing the man’s car.
Waco police said they believe McDonald tried to rob the man outside of Hap’s Icehouse at North 38th Street and Frederick Avenue as he was walking to his vehicle.
At about 10 p.m., McDonald parked near the victim’s car and called the man over.
McDonald reportedly pulled out a handgun, and the victim ran.
The man told police he heard McDonald tell him to “drop his stuff.” The victim told police that he kept running and hid and that McDonald fired shots and chased him for a short time before turning around.
When the man returned to the parking lot several minutes later, his 2001 GMC Yukon was gone.
McDonald has been in McLennan County Jail since 2 p.m. Friday after a team of Waco police officers, McLennan County sheriff’s officers and a U.S. Marshals Service task force arrested him after a brief chase that ended at North 26th Street and Bosque Boulevard.
McDonald is now charged with capital murder, aggravated robbery, 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 remain jailed Wednesday on bonds totaling $131,000.