Local slain in Waco club lot

By Linda Nguyen
Staff Writer

No arrests have been made yet in the stabbing death of 24-year-old Waco resident Anthony Levell Degrate, although a suspect has been identified by police. Degrate was killed following an altercation that took place at 2:15 a.m. Sunday in the parking lot of Club Alazan, which is located 6512 West Waco Drive.

“Basically about 2:15, it was closing at Club Alazan,” said Sgt. Patrick Swanton of the Waco Police Department. “There were two vehicles and the occupants were involved in an argument in the parking lot.”
Swanton said the cars exited the parking lot and came to a red light at Waco Drive and Highway 6, where the fight turned physical.

“A person in the suspect vehicle went over to the victim’s vehicle,” Swanton said. “The victim got out and the two were involved in a physical fight. The suspect stabbed the victim several times in the chest.”

Swanton identified the suspect as a Hispanic male.

Swanton said when officers arrived at the scene, they found the victim in the roadway and had him transported to Hillcrest Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The body has been taken to the Southwestern Institute of Forensic Sciences in Dallas for an autopsy.