Waco: Grand Jury Indicts Local Man In Nightclub Shooting

By: Paul J. Gately Email
By: Paul J. Gately Email
A Waco man was indicted Wednesday in connection with a shooting at a local bar that left a woman injured.

William Paten (Jail photo)

WACO (April 17, 2013)--A Waco man was named Wednesday in indictments stemming from a shooting in March at a local bar that left a woman injured.

William Glenn Paten, 21, was indicted on two counts of aggravated assault and one count of felon in possession of a firearm.

He’s held in the McLennan County Jail in lieu of bonds totaling $275,000.

Police were sent early in the morning of March 2 to Big Daddy's Bar, at 701 Park Street, after a caller reported a shooting.

Paten was arrested after detectives investigating the shooting determined that a man who was involved in a fight inside the bar pulled a gun, pointed it at a 19-year-old woman and fired a shot, Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton said at the time.

Officers dispatched to the club weren't able to find the victim, but a short time later police were notified that the woman was at Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center, where she'd been taken by private vehicle, Swanton said.

Officers determined the woman and her boyfriend got involved in an altercation with several other women at the club.

Police initially believed the shot struck the woman in the face, but a CAT scan later showed that the bullet didn't hit her and that her injuries didn't result from a shooting, Swanton said, although the gun was fired.


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