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Waco PD arrests 17-year-old wanted for killing man, shooting child in face

Posted at 4:45 PM, Jul 29, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-31 23:51:18-04

WACO, TX — Waco police said Sirocean Unique Calhoun has been arrested and charged in connection with the shooting on Houston Street Monday that left a man dead and child injured.

Police said Calhoun was arrested without incident and is being taken to McLennan County Jail. He is being charged with murder and aggravated assault.

On Monday afternoon, the Waco Police Department asked for the public's help in locating an "armed and dangerous" 17-year-old after a child was shot in the face and a man was killed on Houston Street Monday afternoon.

Shortly after 4 p.m. on July 29, Waco PD officers responded to reports of a shooting in the 900 block of Houston Street. Waco PD says after a family argument over a bicycle, 17-year-old Sirocean Unique Calhoun pulled out a handgun and began firing.

Waco PD says Calhoun shot and killed 31-year-old Willie Steve Kiser of Waco. Kiser was hit at least twice, once in the back and once in the arm. Kiser was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced deceased. Justice of the Peace James E. Lee, Jr. has ordered an autopsy.

During the shooting, an 11-year-old boy was also struck in the face by gunfire. He was transported by ambulance to a hospital for treatment. Waco PD says at last check, his condition was critical.

Calhoun fled from the scene and was thought to have been hiding in a family member's apartment in the Trendwood Apartments, located in the 1700 block of Dallas Circle. SWAT and negotiators responded to assist. Waco PD says they eventually discovered Calhoun was not in the apartment.

Calhoun was last seen wearing blue/gray shorts. Waco PD says Calhoun is believed to be armed and should be considered armed and dangerous. According to Waco PD, he is now wanted for the murder of Willie Steve Kiser. He is also wanted for aggravated assault in the shooting of the 11-year-old boy.

Anyone with additional information on the shooting or the whereabouts of Calhoun is asked to contact Waco PD at 254-750-7500.


(UPDATE: July 30, 2019 5:11 a.m.) Waco police are asking for the public's help locating an armed and dangerous man.

Police said 17-year-old SirOcean Unique Calhoun is wanted for the murder stemming from a murder investigation. He was thought to be hiding in an apartment in the 1700 block of Dallas.

Upon completion of the search, he was not located.

Anyone with any information on the suspect, is asked to contact police. He is considered armed and dangerous.


(UPDATE: July 29, 2019 7:10 p.m.) Waco PD says officers are actively searching for the suspect in the Trendwood Apartments, located in the 1700 block of Dallas Street.

SWAT is on-scene. Three apartments have been evacuated. Waco PD believes the suspect is in an apartment.

Waco PD says they will take every effort to "remove him safely." Residents should avoid the area.


Waco police are responding to a shooting that sent a juvenile to the hospital and left a man dead. They said the suspect involved in the shooting is at large.

They said a child under the age of 14 was shot in the face. Police believe the shooting of the child was an accident, but another man was also shot and killed.

Police said they believe this was a domestic situation. Police are working on providing a description of the male suspect.

They added, however, they do not know the relationship between the shooter and the victims.

The area is currently blocked off by law enforcement. Police expect to be there for at least another hour.