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Two street gang members in custody after teenager killed near local middle school

Two street gang members were jailed Friday, charged with murder in the death of a teenager who...
Two street gang members were jailed Friday, charged with murder in the death of a teenager who was shot near a local middle school. (File)(Gray Media)
Updated: May. 28, 2021 at 10:25 AM CDT
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WACO, Texas (KWTX) - Two street gang members were jailed Friday, charged with murder in the death of a teenager who was shot on April 4 near G.W. Carver Middle School in Waco.

Officers who responded to the shooting at around 4 p.m. on April 1 at the intersection of J J Flewellen Road and Lenox Street in East Waco, found Damon Morgan, Jr., 18, in a vehicle.

He later died at a local hospital.

The U.S. Marshals Lone Star Fugitive Task Force arrested Omarion Mayes on Thursday on a warrant charging murder.

Mayes was in the McLennan County Jail Friday morning.

He’s also charged with evading arrest and is on a Texas Juvenile Justice Department hold, according to online records.

Vincent Snell, who was arrested on April 30, is held in lieu of $470,000 bond charged with murder, engaging in organized criminal activity, unauthorized use of a motor vehicle and possession with intent to deliver methamphetamine.

He’s also charged with evading arrest. Bond on the charge has not been set.

“Both Omarion Mayes and Vincent Snell are members of a criminal street gang,” police Sgt. Peter Mottley said in a press release Friday.