Las Vegas Shooting – According to a report made public by the police on Tuesday stated that a Memorial Day weekend shooting on a freeway in the Las Vegas region was apparently an ambush by Hells Angels members on rival Vagos biker gang members coming from a veterans cemetery ride.
According to the reports, Richard John Devries, who was identified by the authorities as the Las Vegas Hells Angels chapter president, and club recruits Russell Smith and Stephen Alo were arrested late Sunday, several hours after the shooting on U.S. 95. At least six of the seven people taken to hospitals with wounds or as a result of the gunfire. After making pit stops at the Hoover Dam and the Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery in Boulder City, they were riding motorcycles back to Las Vegas.
According to an arrest report, “then one of the Hells Angels OMG riders rose up on their motorcycle and started shooting at one of the Vagos OMG riders.” An individual who police designated as an anonymous witness submitted a video showing three guys riding up to the Vagos gang while dressed as Hells Angels, including one who appeared to be holding something in his left hand, prior to bullets being fired.
“Multiple” spent shell casings, according to the police, were discovered scattered along the freeway for more than a mile. If anyone in the Vagos group fired a gun, and if everyone who was supposed to have been shot, it wasn’t obvious from the police account. According to a police statement released on Monday, two people who were shot were hospitalized in severe condition. A seventh individual who was shot showed up at a hospital with injuries that weren’t thought to be life-threatening.
The conditions of the injured weren’t updated by the police on Tuesday. In anticipation of court hearings on several attempted murder, conspiracy, battery, and weapon charges, Devries, 66, Smith, 46, and Alo, 26, stayed behind bars on $380,000 bond.
According to the reports, Devries, Smith, and Alo were seen on film, according to the police, with “several members of the Hells Angels” before the shooting call. The video was taken on Sunday morning inside a Boulder City coffee shop and subsequently from the dashboard camera of a police car on a nearby highway. Following the incident, the three males were found together on U.S. 95.