According to a police report publicly disclosed on Tuesday, a Memorial Day weekend shooting on a freeway in the Las Vegas area was an ambush by Hells Angels members on rival Vagos biker gang members coming from a veterans cemetery ride.
Henderson Police Reports
According to Henderson police reports, club recruits Russell Smith and Stephen Alo, along with Richard John Devries whom authorities have identified. As the president of the Las Vegas Hells Angels chapter were all arrested, some hours after the shooting on U.S. 95.
According to the report, at least six of the seven victims of the midday Sunday shooting who rush to hospitals with wounds or injuries were Vagos members or affiliates. After stops at the Hoover Dam and the Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Boulder City. They were riding motorcycles back to Las Vegas. A person who polices identified as an anonymous witness submitted a video showing three guys riding up to the Vagos gang while dressed as Hells Angels. Including one who appear to hold something in his left hand. Before shots got fired.
According to the police “Multiple” expended gunshot casings found scatter along the motorway for more than 1.6 kilometers. However, the report, it was unclear whether anyone in the Vagos group fired a gun. Or whether gunshot wounds were the cause of all reported injuries. According to a police statement released on Monday, two people who involve in the shooting hospitalized in critical condition. A seventh person also arrived at a hospital with injuries that were not life-threatening. The conditions of the victims not updated by the police.
Jail And Court Records
In court hearings on several attempted murder, conspiracy, battery, and weapon charges, Devries, 66, Smith, 46, and Alo, 26, remained jailed on $380,000 bail. Court dates and information about whether the guys had attorneys who could speak on their behalf were not available immediately in jail or court records. The Associated Press left messages for several attorneys who have recently represented Hells Angels and Vagos members in criminal cases in Las Vegas without getting a reply.
The Nevada Highway Patrol, Las Vegas, and Boulder City police. And the Henderson police all engaged in the investigation, which lasted for more than five hours. According to the police, Devries, Smith, and Alo were seen on video with “several members of the Hells Angels previous to the gunshot call,” which was taken on Sunday morning in a coffee shop in Boulder City. And later from a police car’s dashboard camera on a highway in Boulder City.