WACO, Texas (FOX 44) – The Waco Police Department has made a second arrest for a deadly shooting that took place near the Baylor Campus in early spring.
20-year-old Jaytron Damon Scott has been served a murder warrant from Waco Police Department Special Crimes Detectives for the murder of Joseph Craig Thomas Jr.
Scott is currently at the Harris County Jail on unrelated charges, and will later be extradited to McLennan County.
The previous arrest in the same case was also made at the Harris County Jail – with Calvin Nichols, Jr. being served with a murder warrant. Nichols is also facing extradition to McLennan County.
The shooting took place during a party involving Baylor students in the 2300 block of South 2nd Street, though neither the victim nor the suspected shooter were students.
Officers were called to this location about 2:15 a.m. on Sunday, April 3, when witnesses say a man not originally invited to the party showed up and started threatening people with a gun.
While the officers were on the way, they were informed that shots had been fired. When the officers got there, they found that an argument broke out, and that a second man shot the original aggressor. The man who did the shooting was gone when officers arrived.
Through their investigation, police were able to identify Scott and Nichols as suspects in the death of Thomas, and obtained the arrest warrants for them.