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Deputies: McLennan County man killed mother, stepfather

The double homicide happened earlier on Wednesday in Tokio, Texas, outside West
Dillon Bridgers
Double Homicide in West
Posted at 10:09 AM, Apr 10, 2024

Editor's Note: Corrected suspect's name spelling from Dylan to Dillon.


UPDATE

25 News has obtained the arrest affadavit in the arrest of Dillon Bridgers.

According to the document, deputies were sent out to a residence on Tokio Road on a disturbance call.

They found a man and woman with gunshot wounds.

Dispatchers later told deputies that during the 911 call, they heard a man identified as Dillon Bridgers yells "who you calling," followed by a woman screaming "give me the gun."

Per the affadavit, the caller dropped the phone as Bridgers yelled "Did you really do that, you called the cops on your son again?"

Allegedly, the female caller repeatedly told Dillon to "give me the gun."

Dillon eventually responded with "you don't give a **** about your kids, you don't give a **** if they go to jail, that is why yall are a piece of ****," the affadavit reads.

"At that time, you can hear Dillon chamber a round in the firearm, the victim says [his name] and [the dispatcher] hears a gun shot, and someone falls and moans. Dillon states "yeah" and fires two more shots," the affavadit reads.

After deputies arrived on scene, Bridgers called 911 and said he shot his parents.

UPDATE

The McLennan County Sheriff's Office confirmed to 25 News that the two victims are the mother and stepfather of 30-year-old Dillon Bridgers.

Officials aren't releasing the names of the victims, pending notification of next of kin.

UPDATE

The McLennan County Sheriff's Office identified the suspect as Dillon Bridgers. He was arrested in Downtown Waco around 5 a.m. on Wednesday.

Bridgers has been booked into the McLennan County Jail on a Capital Murder charge.

Sheriff Parnell McNamara said the victims were a man and woman in their 40s and 50s.

"A very unfortunate situation," Sheriff Parnell said.

"Two people gunned down in cold blood."

A neighbor — who did not want to be identified — told 25 News the victims' boys played outside and they were nice people.

Near the scene, deputies were investigating a pond, but did not confirm it was related while under investigation.

ORIGINAL

The McLennan County Sheriff's Office said they are investigating a early morning double homicide Wednesday.

Investigators said the incident happened in the 5300 block of Tokio Road near West.

Authorities say one suspect is in custody.

This is a developing story.