Waco Police identify man shot, killed at off-campus student party

The shooting happened at a party involving Baylor students at 2300 S. 2nd Street in Waco.
The shooting happened at a party involving Baylor students at 2300 S. 2nd Street in Waco.(KWTX)
Published: Apr. 3, 2022 at 6:52 AM CDT
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WACO, Texas (KWTX) - Waco Police on Monday identified Joseph Craig Thomas Jr., 24, of Houston, as the man shot and killed at an off-campus party attended by Baylor students.

Police said the students were having a party at 2300 S. 2nd Street when Thomas, who wasn’t invited, showed up and started threatening people with a gun.

Later in the morning, another man showed up to the residence and shot and killed Thomas.

Police said Thomas is not a Baylor student. The shooting is being investigated as a homicide, but police are not calling the man who fatally shot Thomas as an aggressor or a suspect at this time.

Detectives haven’t been able to identify the man and are asking him to reach out to to detectives to learn more about the incident.

If you have any information, you’re encouraged to call police at 254-750-7500 or send in a tip anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 254-753-4357.

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