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Waco man, 18, arrested on murder charge in October shooting in South Waco

Waco man, 18, arrested on murder charge in October shooting in South Waco

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Police have arrested a Waco man on a murder charge in the shooting of Jatron Lavar Thomas in October.

A U.S Marshals task force served Ocie Bernett, 18, with an arrest warrant for murder early Thursday morning. Investigators are still looking for two suspects.

Thomas was shot in the chest at about 1 a.m. Oct. 15 in the 2600 block of South 14th Street. Waco police officers responded to calls about shots fired, found Thomas and took him to a local hospital where he died. Last week Waco police told the Waco Tribune-Herald detectives were investigating a person of interest in connection with his death.

“Investigators have worked long and hard on this case to develop suspect information,” Officer Garen Bynum wrote in a statement Thursday.

Bynum said the department is thankful for the arrest and the continued partnership with the task force.

Bernett remained in McLennan County Jail on Thursday with bond listed at $300,000.

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