Fifth Arrest Made In Deadly Waco Apartment Shooting, Mother of Suspects Shocked

By: Allison Ignacio and Eli Ross Email
By: Allison Ignacio and Eli Ross Email

WACO (May 12, 2011)--The mother of three suspects in the March double murder at a local apartment complex says there is no way her sons committed the crime.

"You don't want to know what I'm thinking, seriously. It doesn't make any sense." Elma Richards said on Thursday afternoon.

Richards said she got a phone call and rushed to a house on the 1200 block of South 26th Street to see her son being arrested.

This is her third of her sons arrested in connection with the March 28 shooting at the Lakewood Villas apartments.

"How many shooters was it? Started with one, so many different stories, so many different names has been called out here," Richards said.

Darvis Tyrell Cummings, 18, was arrested Thursday afternoon on a warrant charging capital murder at a home in the 1200 block of South 26th Street. (Waco police list his first name as Darvis, but driver's license records, jail records, and a record of a misdemeanor assault conviction earlier this year identify him as D' Arvis.)

Kennedy Wayne Hardway, 25, Ricky Donnell Cummings, 21; Albert Love, 24, and Tyrece Richards, 23, were arrested last month in connection with the deadly shooting.

They're each charged with capital murder and attempted capital murder.

Ricky and Darvis Cummings and Tyrece Richards are brothers.

Kennedy Hardway is their cousin, authorities said and the four are closely associated with Albert Love.

Tyus Sneed, 17, of Waco, a University High School student who was attending the district's alternative school, and Keenan Hubert, 20, were shot to death at around 11 p.m. March 28 at the apartment complex in the 1600 block of Spring Street.

Marion Bible, 22, and Deontrae Majors, 20, were wounded and were taken to a local hospital.

The four victims were in a blue Ford Crown Victoria when the shooting occurred, police said.

The windows and a tire of the car were shot out by the gunfire.

A McLennan County Jail spokesman said Cummings remained behind bars Thursday night, charged with two counts of capital murder, and two counts of attempted murder.

His bond was set at $14.5 million.


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