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Suspect charged with murder in connection to August shootings in Waco

Posted at 12:24 PM, Oct 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-12 13:24:58-04

WACO, TX — On October 8, 2020, an arrest warrant was issued for Damarion Degrate of Waco, charging Degrate with Murder. This investigation stemmed from the death of Jonathan Deshawn Breeding, who was killed on August 17, 2020, near the area of N. 34th St. and Brooke Circle at approximately 1:40 AM.

During the investigation of all 3 shootings that happened on that night, detectives learned that the shootings had at least one thing in common; Degrate had met the victim’s through a social media dating app called Grindr.

It was through this app that Degrate communicated with the victims and made plans to meet up with them. After meeting up with the victims, Degrate shot all 3 of them.

Although Degrate was previously arrested for the first of the 3 shootings that occurred on that night, investigators were not able to definitively connect Degrate to the murder until now.

Degrate has now been arrested for the second shooting that occurred that night and was arrested Monday morning US Marshals in Ft. Worth, TX.

The third shooting that occurred that night is still under investigation. Degrate at this time is listed as the primary suspect for this shooting as well, but no charges have been filed at this time for that investigation.