WACO, Texas – Waco Police report arresting a second suspect in the September murder of 17-year-old Aquarius McPhaul.
Daezion Watkins was being transported to the Waco Police Department by a family member to turn himself in yesterday afternoon. As they got near the police department Watkins jumped from the car and fled on foot.
After a short chase, Watkins was captured by Waco Police Department patrol officers, detectives, and a K-9 officer after he was located hiding in a backyard in the 3100 block of Edna Street.
He has been charged with the murder and now an additional charge of Evading Arrest will be applied as well.
Waco Police have arrested a suspect in connection to the September murder of a teen.
Police have arrested 17-year-old Elijah Jamal Craven for the murder of Aquarius Tyrone McPhaul.
The murder occurred on September 10, 2019 in the 2900 block of S. 4th St.
The case is still under investigation and no further details will be released
The victim of Tuesday’s shooting was a student at the McLennan County Challenge Academy.
Waco Police previously told FOX44 the victim’s body was discovered on Garden Drive, around S 4th Street and the Oakwood Cemetery.
Waco ISD Spokesman Kyle Debeer says the district is mourning the loss of 17-year-old Aquarius McPhaul to a senseless act of violence and offering support for any students affected by the tragedy.
Debeer tells FOX44 counselors from Education Service Center Region 12 and MHMR, along with Waco ISD counselors, were on hand on Wednesday to help students.
The student received multiple gunshot wounds. The body was discovered by a Baylor employee.
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