NewsLocal News


Waco police investigating murder after driver with gunshot wound crashes into fence

Posted at 6:13 PM, Aug 23, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-11 18:17:54-04

Waco police are asking for the public's help in solving an August murder investigation.

A 39-year-old motorist died from injuries sustained when he was shot and his vehicle crashed inside a Waco neighborhood on Monday, August 23.

Officers received a call around 3:15 p.m. about the vehicle that slammed into a fence at the 3100 block of Daughtry Avenue. '

As police arrived on the scene they discovered the 39-year-old driver was injured with a gunshot wound. The driver was transported to Baylor Scott & White - Hillcrest where he succumbed to his injuries. After next of kin was notified, the victim was identified as Dusty Bethke of Waco.

Police said the shooting occurred at Johnny's Food Mart, located on 1824 Richter Ave.

Of the 12 Waco homicide investigations, six have resulted in arrests and four are currently under investigation.

Anyone with information about this case is asked to call Detective Scarlett Woodruff at (254) 750-7615 and reference Waco PD case #21-13710, or contact Crime Stoppers at (254) 753-4357.