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Victim identified in Fort Worth killing, 1 arrested

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Howard Wayne Baker, 59, of Fort Worth.
Howard Wayne Baker, 59, of Fort Worth. Fort Worth Police Department

A man shot to death after an altercation among motorcycle gang members at a bar in the Riverside area has been identified as Geoffrey Brady, 41, of Arlington, according to the Tarrant County medical examiner’s website.

Brady died of multiple gunshot wounds at the Gator’s Jam Inn on 2813 Race St. in Fort Worth about 9 p.m. Friday, according to authorities.

Fort Worth police arrested Howard Wayne Baker, 59, of Fort Worth, at 1:15 p.m. Saturday. Baker faces a murder charge in the death of Brady, and remained in Fort Worth jail on $100,000 bail Sunday, according to a Fort Worth police incident report.

Two other men were shot, including a 44-year-old man who was taken to John Peter Smith Hospital, and a 32-year-old man who was taken to a local hospital in a private vehicle, police said. They are both reportedly in serious condition, Fort Worth police said.

A Fort Worth dispatcher received the shooting call shortly after 9:15 p.m. and 19 units had responded by 9:45 p.m.

The victims were known members of documented criminal motorcycle gangs, according to a news release from Fort Worth police.

More arrests are expected, police spokeswoman Cpl. Tracey Knight said Sunday.

Police incident reports list three Harley-Davidson motorcycles in relation to the shooting call.

The bar is near the intersection of Race Street and Sylvania Avenue east of downtown Fort Worth.

—Monica S. Nagy and Mitch Mitchell

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