A war between rival biker gangs that turned deadly in Waco, Texas, have put local police at risk of being targeted by those seeking revenge, officials warn.
Warnings were sent out to police agencies in Texas after nine people were killed Sunday during a deadly shootout between biker gangs at a restaurant in Waco. CNN, citing an unnamed law enforcement source, said police believe four of the people killed were shot by officers.
Now, police may have found themselves in the crosshairs of gang members seeking retaliation.
Bulletins from the U.S. Border Patrol, Del Rio Sector and the Federal Bureau of Prisons, obtained by KTVT-TV, warned law enforcement officers that members of the biker gangs were ordered to "shoot and kill uniformed law enforcement officers."
The U.S. Border Patrol and Federal Bureau of Prisons did not respond to BuzzFeed News requests for comment before publication.
Another bulletin distributed by the Texas Department of Public Safety warned of "escalating violence," and that members of the gangs might ignore law enforcement along their routes.
The law enforcement memos were issued as Waco police and the McLennan County Sheriff's Department continue to process the scene of the deadly melee.
Law enforcement officials reported about 170 people have been charged with engaging in organized crime after members shot, stabbed, and attacked one another at the Twin Peaks restaurant, despite the presence of uniformed police nearby.
As of Monday evening, at least 117 people had been booked in McLennan County jail in connection to the brawl, according to inmate records. All of them were being held in lieu of $1 million bail.