Suspect in Red Lobster Shooting In Custody
Waco police and a U.S. Marshals task force took 25-year-old Kenneth James Smith into custody early Tuesday morning at a trailer he was staying in on Rock Creek Road. Details about an alleged motive were not yet available.
We checked the McLennan County Jail inmate roster, which listed Smith as being in custody as of 10:40 AM today. A felony charge of murder in the first degree was listed.
The victim of the shooting, 32-year-old Justin Wayne Bible, was fatally wounded while sitting in a vehicle outside of the Red Lobster at 5925 West Waco Drive on Tuesday, May 1. Police later reported that he passed away shortly after 5:30 PM that day.
Responding officers were initially called about a traffic incident, as Bible's vehicle had rolled into another vehicle.
According to police, the shooter got out of a white pickup truck driven by another man, shot Bible, then returned to the truck, which sped away.
Police have not commented upon a possible second suspect.