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Waco Police release more details on Twin Peaks shooting investigation; Officers fired 12 shots

WACO, TX (KXXV) - The Waco Police Department has released further details about the Twin Peaks shooting on May 17 and the investigation into the deadly shooting.

According to a release from Waco PD, there were 16 uniformed officers assigned to Twin Peaks that day, none of which were in a "sniper capacity". Police report all of those officers were in their vehicles, 6 marked and 4 unmarked, when the shooting broke out.

Police have recovered 44 shell casings from the scene, but that number does not include revolver rounds fired by. Police are still counting those revolver casings.

12 of those 44 shell casings recovered were from rifles of 3 Waco officers. SWAT officers' weapons are capable of fully automatic firing, but officers only fired in semi-automatic mode, according to police. The officers involved in the shooting have been put on administrative duties until the investigation is complete.

475 weapons were found during police's search of the crime scene. Police say there were 151 firearms, 12 of those were long guns, along with knives, brass knuckles, batons, tomahawks, weighted weapons, a hatchet, stun guns, bats, clubs, a machete, a pipe, an ax, pepper spray, and a chain.

Some of those weapons were even found using metal detectors after police say they were buried in the ground. The ATF is analyzing the firearms recovered and the FBI is set to analyze videos of the incident.

239 people were initially detained at the scene, but only 177 were arrested and formally charged.

More than 1000 pieces of evidence have also been recovered from the crime scene, where the suspected bikers were being detained, and the jail. Search warrants are still being issued for some of those to be held as evidence.

Authorities initially impounded 130 motorcycles and 91 other vehicles. As of Wednesday, June 10, police say 52 of the motorcycles and 47 of those other vehicles have been returned to the owners. 12 other motorcycles and three vehicles were given back to lien holder because of repossession.

Autopsy and ballistic reports are being done by outside labs. Those final results have not yet been given to Waco PD.

Police say at least 21 officers and supervisors have been assigned to the Twin Peaks shooting investigation.

DPS, including their Criminal Investigation Division and the Texas Rangers, the FBI, ATF, TABC, and the McLennan County District Attorney's Office are all assisting Waco PD with their investigation.

Click here for the full release from police.

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