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Apr
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2 shot, hospitalized after rival motorcycle gang fight outside Killeen bar

Both victims remain in serious conditions at the hospital, and the Killeen Police Department are investigating the incident.

KILLEEN, Texas — Two people are hospitalized after a shooting between two rival motorcycle gangs outside of a Killeen bar Saturday morning, according to a Killeen Police Department press release.

One victim remains in serious condition at AdventHealth Central Texas, and another is in serious condition at a Baylor Scott and White hospital, according to the press release.

The Killeen Police Department responded to a call around 1:40 a.m. Saturday about a "large" fight on the road outside of MJ's Bar and Grill at 1310 S. Fort Hood Road. 

As officials were on their way to the scene, two people were shot during the fight, according to the press release.

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Fri
05
Apr
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An emotional release’: Team of lawyers cheer decision to drop all charges in infamous Waco biker shootout

Criminal defense attorney Paul Looney was in his law office in Hempstead when a fellow lawyer called last week to see if he could confirm a rumor.

Word was, the new district attorney in Waco had dismissed all the last remaining charges stemming from a 2015 motorcycle gang firefight at a Twin Peaks restaurant in Waco that left nine dead and 20 wounded in May 2015. Looney, who represented six of the 177 people arrested, quickly confirmed the rumor.

“I just started crying; it was a very emotional day,” said Looney, a veteran barrister who also has an office in Houston. “It wasn’t tears of joy, it was just an emotional release. I was carrying this responsibility for four years. I was afraid I had missed something and somebody was going to be convicted for a crime they didn’t commit.”

Fri
05
Apr
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Final Kingsmen defendants sentenced in RICO case

Former Olean club president sentenced to time served, probation

BUFFALO — Former Kingsmen Motorcycle Club leaders with ties to the area were sentenced Thursday to round out a federal RICO and murder investigation of the club.

Club members Thomas Koszuta was sentenced to serve 57 months in prison, and Robert Osborne was sentenced to time served and three years supervised release.

Osborne, formerly the KMC Olean chapter president, vice president and regular full-patch member, was accused of erasing video footage that showed member Andre Jenkins inside the Olean chapter clubhouse both days before and after Jenkins murdered KMC members Paul Maue and Daniel "DJ" Szymanski behind the North Tonawanda chapter clubhouse on Sept. 6, 2014.

Officials also accused Osborne and Emmett Green of assaulting a fellow member in December 2014 for stealing money from the Olean clubhouse.

Wed
03
Apr
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When Their Trademarks Are Used, the Hells Angels Resort Not to Violence but to High-Profile Lawsuits

It is common knowledge that the Hells Angels logo and the club’s other insignia are utterly off-limits to all but a select group of individuals. In the “rule-bound world of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club,” investigative reporter Serge F. Kovaleski, stated in 2013, “only full members are permitted to wear the provocative death's-head patch or the two words of the club's name, which, like the logo,” are protected by law across the globe. Patches cannot be bought. They may only be earned, and oftentimes, that takes years.  

Tue
02
Apr
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Waco Biker Gang Shootout: DA Drops All Remaining Charges

Though nine people died in the brutal gun battle, not a single person has been convicted.

Nearly four years after nine men died and another 20 were injured in a brutal melée at a Twin Peaks restaurant in Waco, Texas, the local district attorney announced Tuesday that he will dismiss the remaining 24 cases involved in the shooting—effectively closing the criminal matter that began on May 17, 2015.

On that hot and bloody Sunday, a gun battle broke out between members of the Bandidos and Cossacks motorcycle clubs at a quiet outdoor shopping mall.

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31
Mar
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Hells Angels, Pagans: Police, SWAT Team Break Up Brewing Brawl At Rochelle Park Cycle Shop

Police from several towns defused a potential brawl between groups of Hells Angels and Pagans at the Bergen Harley Davidson store in Rochelle Park -- and expect more trouble in the future.

A Hells Angels member was buying a motorcycle at the Essex Street shop on Saturday when a Pagan reportedly told him "this is Pagan territory," according to Rochelle Park police.

They began to argue, after which several members of each gang showed up "to support their member," according to a police report.

"The situation was de-escalated by a large police presence," the report said.

Rochelle Park police thanked their colleagues from Lodi, Maywood, Saddle Brook, the Bergen County Sheriff's Office and the Bergen County Regional SWAT team, who all responded.

"Intelligence obtained after the incident indicates tensions between the two motorcycle gangs [are] going to escalate," they added.

Tue
26
Mar
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FBI Raids Detroit Motorcycle Club, Other Locations

DETROIT (WWJ) - Multiple law enforcement agencies, including the FBI and the DEA, are executing raids at a number of homes and businesses in the Detroit area Tuesday.

Reporting from 8 Mile and John R Rd. in Detroit, WWJ Newsradio 950's Charlie Langton said federal agents were going in and out of the Detroit Renegades Motorcycle Club, mid-morning.

Michigan State Police were also on the scene, along with an ambulance and officers in tactical gear. At 10 a.m., police had two lanes of eastbound 8 Mile Road blocked.

An FBI spokesperson confirmed to WWJ that the FBI and DEA are "jointly conducting a number of search warrants in the area as part of an ongoing investigation," although he would not immediately disclose any details. 

Fri
22
Mar
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El Cortez shooting suspects believed to be members of Hells Angels-affiliated motorcycle club

LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -- Police believe three suspects in a shooting early Sunday at the El Cortez were members of a motorcycle club affiliated with the Hells Angels.

Officers responded to calls of shots fired and a person injured at the El Cortez early Sunday morning, according to an arrest report filed in the case.

When police arrived, they found four victims who had received apparent gunshot wounds. All four were wearing clothing and indicia associated with the Vagos motorcycle gang, according to the arrest report.

 

Officers found four other Vagos members and prospects near the crime scene and detained them for questioning, the report said.

Fri
22
Mar
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Breaking: Weld jury returns split verdict in 2017 attempted murder of Milliken police officer

A Weld County jury returned a split verdict Friday in the attempted first-degree murder trial of Eaton resident John Lockhart.

Lockhart was charged with two counts of attempted first-degree murder, illegal discharge of a firearm and vehicular eluding following two separate shooting incidents during the early morning hours of June 11, 2017 in Greeley and Milliken. One of those two victims was an on-duty Milliken police officer.

After almost two full days of deliberations, the jury convicted Lockhart on the vehicular eluding charge, which is a Class 5 felony punishable by up to three years in prison. The jury found Lockhart not guilty of attempted first-degree murder and illegal discharge of a firearm.

As for count 3, attempted first-degree murder of a peace officer, the foreman said the jury was deadlocked. Weld District Court Judge Thomas Quammen declared a mistrial on that charge.

Sat
16
Mar
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Thousands of Outlaws attend Dayton funeral for notorious former international leader

JEFFERSON TWP., MONTGOMERY COUNTY — 

Illinois, Texas, New York, North Carolina, Wisconsin and Connecticut were among the dozens of states represented at the funeral of the notorious former international president of the Outlaw Motorcycle Club Harry Joseph “Taco” Bowman at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds Saturday.

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