Arrests made after motorcycle club president fatally shot in Pasco Co.

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We have new information in a deadly shooting in Pasco County yesterday involving rival motorcycle gangs.  We know the identify of the man killed, and three people have been arrested.

The shooting happened yesterday afternoon along the Suncoast Parkway and State Road 5.  The victim, who has been identified as Paul Anderson, 44, is the president of the local chapter of the Outlaw motorcycle gang. 

Anderson was in the northbound lane of Suncoast Parkway when a couple of guys on motorcycles pulled up. 

One of them tapped on Anderson’s window to get his attention.  Anderson was then shot and killed.

Through an investigation, the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office was able to make three arrests – Michael Dominick Mencher, 51; Alan Guinto, 26; and Christopher Bryant Cosimano, 29.   All were members of the rival motorcycle gang, the 69ers. 

Police say Cosimano was the shooter.

All three going to be charged with first-degree premeditated murder.

Sheriff Chris Nocco warned there could be more violence.

"We expect there will be more violence in the Tampa Bay Area because of this incident," he said.

He also advised people to be on the lookout for out-of-state tags, people congregating and packs of bikers.

We’re following this story on 10News and will have the very latest at 5pm and on our 10News app.

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