Suspected Hell's Angels charged with attempted murder of a police officer

A suspected Hell's Angels member from Eaton is facing two attempted murder charges after investigators say he shot at a police officer during a car chase. 

The string of events leading to 36-year-old John Lockhart's arrest began just after midnight June 11 when someone on a black motorcycle shot through the back window of a passing SUV. 

About an hour later, a Milliken police officer spotted a motorcycle that matched the description from the earlier shooting and attempted to pull it over in Milliken, but the driver sped away. The officer heard what she thought was the sound of the motorcycle backfiring, but later found a bullet in the front grill of her patrol car. 

Greeley officers spotted the motorcycle speeding through the city, reaching 100 mph, June 13. Investigators used surveillance footage from nearby businesses and Lockart's Facebook page to identify Lockhart as the driver and learn he is associated with the Hell's Angels Nomads chapter based in LaSalle, which is just south of Greeley. 

Officers arrested Lockhart after searching his home. He has been charged with attempted first-degree murder of a peace officer, attempted first-degree murder, two counts of vehicular eluding and illegal discharge of a firearm.

He is currently in the Weld County Jail on a $1 million bond.

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