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Waco: Bonds total $600K for teen charged in deadly shooting

SirOcean Unique Calhoun, 17, was arrested Wednesday evening in connection with the deadly shooting. (Jail photo)
SirOcean Unique Calhoun, 17, was arrested Wednesday evening in connection with the deadly shooting. (Jail photo)(KWTX)
Published: Jul. 29, 2019 at 5:44 PM CDT
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Bonds total $600,000 for SirOcean Unique Calhoun, 17, of Waco, who’s accused of opening fire during an argument over a bicycle, killing his uncle, Willie Steve Kiser, 31, and seriously injuring an 11-year-old boy who was shot in the face.

Calhoun remained in the McLennan County Jail Thursday charged with murder and aggravated assault.

He’s held without bond on a juvenile parole violation, according to online records.

Calhoun was arrested by the McLennan County Sheriff’s Office FAST Unit and U.S. Marshals Wednesday night on Waco police warrants.

"FAST did an incredible job, they got the killer, they got him pinned him in," McLennan County Sheriff Parnell McNamara said.

The officers spotted Calhoun in the back of a car with three females just before 9 p.m. Wednesday at North 33rd Street and Bosque Boulevard, surrounded the vehicle, and arrested him, McNamara said.

The shooting, which police say stemmed from a family argument over a bicycle, was reported at around 4 p.m. Monday in the 900 block of Houston Street.

“The argument escalated to a physical fight and during the fight…Calhoun produced a handgun and started firing at his uncle, Mr. Willie Kiser, who was killed as a result of his injuries,” an arrest warrant affidavit released Thursday says.

“Witnesses describe that (Calhoun) was firing indiscriminately in the direction of Mr. Kiser and as a result also shot this juvenile victim in the face.”

Kiser was shot at least twice and was struck in the arm and back.

He died at a local hospital.

The boy, identified in the affidavit as Nikko West, was taken to a local hospital and then was transferred to a children’s hospital where he was listed in critical condition.

The bullet traveled through the boy’s head and lodged in his neck, the arrest warrant affidavit says.

Calhoun ran after the shooting.

Officers tracked him to the Trendwood Apartments where officers established a perimeter and remained in place for several hours.

“He was thought to have been hiding in a family member’s apartment located in the 1700 block of Dallas Circle,” Waco police Sgt. W. Patrick Swanton said.

“SWAT and negotiators responded to assist and it was eventually discovered that Calhoun was not in the apartment,” Swanton said.

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