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Waco police ID victim in Tuesday's murder near Cotton Patch Cafe

Search continues for weapon used in killing.
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Posted at 5:11 PM, May 17, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-18 12:05:50-04

UPDATE

WACO, Texas — Waco police have identified the victim of Tuesday's murder near Cotton Patch Cafe in the 5300 block of Bosque Avenue.

John Wesley Perry III was killed Tuesday morning, according to a Waco Police Department news release.

Next of kin has been notified.

Meanwhile. police are still searching for the weapon used by the suspect in the case.

The suspect, 31-year-old Ardra Robinson, was known to the victim and was located shortly after the shooting occurred, according to police.

Robinson was taken to the McLennan County Jail and charged with murder, police said, after the victim died on the scene due to his injuries.

The investigation remains active and ongoing.

ORIGINAL STORY

Police are searching for the weapon used in the murder of a man who was shot by a woman near a Waco restaurant on Tuesday.

Police said the weapon may have been thrown out a car window and was used to shoot the man multiple times behind the Cotton Patch Cafe on the 5300 block of Bosque Avenue.

The suspect, 31-year-old Ardra Robinson, was known to the victim and was located shortly after the shooting occurred, according to police.

Robinson was taken to the McLennan County Jail and charged with murder, police said; after the victim died on the scene due to his injuries.

"Detectives have not been able to locate the weapon used and are asking for the public’s help in locating the handgun which may have been thrown out a car window near the 1600 Block of W. Waco Dr," said police. "If you do locate a handgun, please immediately call police at (254) 750-7500 to turn the gun in as it may be the weapon in question."

Police said this is the 13th murder in Waco this year, no other information is available at this time and this investigation is ongoing.