Homicide investigation into a Texas man’s death led to two arrests

Authorities have taken two individuals into custody in connection with a homicide that took place in Waterloo on September 30.

On September 30, at around 1:08 in the morning, authorities in Waterloo received a report of a man who had been shot on Route 96. The Waterloo Police Department sent officers to the area, where they were joined by officers from the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) and the New York State Police. They reported that the suspects had already left the scene by the time they arrived.

The victim, William Waugh, 33, was suffering from at least one gunshot wound and responding crews tried to resuscitate the man, but unsuccessfully since he was pronounced dead after being transported to the hospital. Two people have been taken into custody in connection with the incident as a result of the investigation that was conducted by the SCSO and other law enforcement agencies.

Christopher Kesterson, a resident of Phelps, was arrested and charged with first-degree assault and second-degree murder. He was brought before the judge and sent to the Seneca County Correctional Facility without the possibility of bail.

Waterloo resident Wayne Ellison Jr. fled to Florida following the incident. He was apprehended shortly after his arrival in Tampa by the Tampa Police Department. Ellison, 37, is being held on a warrant for murder in the second degree, criminal use of a firearm in the first degree, burglary in the first degree, and endangering the welfare of a child.

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