Teens smash truck into Waxahachie gun shop, steal assault rifles
The number of arrests in connection with the Waxahachie gun store burglary last month has grown to seven.
The Waxahachie Daily Light reports an agent from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and a Waxahachie detective tracked 17-year-old Quvjonzeo McCoy to Sacramento and arrested him. He’s facing charges of engaging in organized criminal activity and theft of a firearm.
On July 10, a group of teens were caught on video ramming a pickup truck into Shooter’s Edge gun store.
The newspaper reported that 17 guns were taken but only three handguns have been recovered so far.
Waxahachie Police Lt. Todd Woodruff said in previous reports that after ramming the store and stealing several firearms, the suspects left the red Ford pickup truck at the scene and fled in a white Ford pickup.
No cash was stolen, according to a press release.
"Most all the inventory was actually damaged. Glass covered everything,” store owner Chuck Edge told Fox 4.
He told the station he wasn’t sure if or when he’d be able to re-open the store.
In a Facebook post on July 29, Shooter’s Edge posted it has decided to look at a different location.
Authorities previously arrested other suspects in July: 17-year-old Deauntre Dominique Jones, an unnamed 16-year-old, 19-year-old Xavier Kirvin, 17-year-old Ardell Virgillo Cherry, 17-year-old Demarcus Dillard and 17-year-old Devon Deontae Jennings.
Officials are still continuing their investigation, and anyone with additional information can contact 469-309-4400 or Ellis County Crime Stoppers organization at 972-937-PAYS.