Suspect in Waffle House shooting surrenders


TEXARKANA, TEXAS – Calvin Gardner, the suspect in the double shooting that occurred early Saturday morning at the Waffle House, turned himself in to police at approximately 9:00 this evening and was booked into the Bi-State Jail for two counts of Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon. A bond has not yet been set for Gardner.

Officers were dispatched the report of a shooting at the restaurant at 3:12 on Saturday morning. When they arrived, they found two men suffering from gunshot wounds. One had been shot in the chest and the other in the back and arm. The officers immediately began providing emergency aid prior to the arrival of EMS. Both men were transported to area hospitals, where one was initially listed in critical condition and the other is in stable condition. Both men are expected to survive.

Detectives determined that this incident was a continuation of an altercation that happened a few minutes before in Texarkana Arkansas. A brief fight occurred in the Waffle House parking lot after some of those involved in the earlier altercation pulled into the parking lot, which ultimately led to Gardner pulling out a gun and firing several shots at the two men. Gardner was last seen headed south on Stateline Avenue in a white Lincoln Navigator that morning.

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