Hells Angels Started Shootout With Rival Biker Gang; Apparently Angels' Aim Could Use a Little Work

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The game of "he started it" has come to an end, and it turns out that the Hells Angels are the ones who started a gunfight with a rival motorcycle gang last month. The gunfight netted precisely zero deaths, despite more than 50 shots fired.

A recently released police report about the shootout states that the Angels, in their feud with rival motorcycle gang "Los Vagos," are "creating a path of terror and destruction for innocent bystanders in the aftermath."

The report also shows the Angels are the ones who started the brouhaha.


According to the report, obtained by KPHO, the rival gangs were doin' a little hangin' out at houses right down the street from each other in Chino Valley. Somehow a fight started between the two gangs -- reportedly started by the Angels -- and a gunfight broke out in the middle of the street.

Witnesses told police that they watched as the Hells Angels shot the Vagos members while cruisin' up and down the street on their bikes.

Cops seized a lot of evidence from the scene, including a Range Rover, brass knuckles, and some O.J.-style bloody gloves.

Some of the other gangster goodies discovered were "several handguns, ammunition, jewelry with various Vargos or Hells Angels logos, a tri-state roster of members, clothing with patches and prints of logos for both groups, motorcycles, trucks, West Coast meeting notes, cars, knives, cellphones, computer towers, laptops, a photo album, and a Ruger Millennium-black, semiautomatic handgun."

By the time the gunsmoke had cleared, 27 bikers were arrested and five people were injured, though none of the injuries were life threatening -- again, after more than 50 shots were fired.

We called Lee Cole, president of the Hells Angels' Phoenix chapter, to see if he had any plans to take the fellas to the shooting range -- to do a little work on their aim -- before the club's next big shootout. He didn't immediately get back to us.
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Dylan Blackwood
Dylan Blackwood

SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL HELL'S ANGELS CLUB.

And fuck the naysayers, pussies behind a screen.

Skrdolan
Skrdolan

Lee cole is an awesome man and I would stand in the way of a bullet with his name on it!

Roperdave
Roperdave

i was a club brother of lee when he road with the "DD".the only words i ever heard from lee was,(let him in,he,s cool).i was no longer a patch holder,and lee was now a H.A. i was standing outside the gate at the cave creek club house on ironwood st. a youngprospect asked me who i was,and thats when lee looked over in our direction and muttered those words.for the record,i have never taken or sold meth.i prefer good U.S.A.straight burbon.i don,t hate anybody,and i,ve never been a bully.i was a amatuer boxer,kickboxer for many years,i got nothing to prove to nobody.i pray for strength fromthe HOLY SPIRIT,because i know that i have a cold blooded side to me. some of the 1%ers are really tough&fearless,and some of the cops are the very sameway.i know this because i fought full contact with them and the harder you struck them,the harder they struck back.i have never been a snitch,nor ever will be,but it was apheonix cop who wrote to the judge in support of my character.he respected the way i carried myself.the way i treated everyone,and my courage.(my charge.aggravated assault).a fight that i did not start!because of my patchholder past,even though it was proven in court that the other people were the aggressors,i got sent to prison. this does not make me hate the law,nor do i hold any contempt for those who put me away.i am a artist,and spend my days creating beautiful jewelry for bikers,cops,cowboys,gays,ect,etc.i do not draw a line as this is the way i pay my bills! i pray for all that GOD gives them the strength to do what is right for your fellow man. p.s.i am sorry,but making&selling meth.....,it is morally wrong.anyone who does thisis in a no win position. respectfully"D"

Janrud
Janrud

This in reply to lil'p

AMEN!!!!Couldn't have said it better myself

lil'p
lil'p

Curious, how is it that all of you seem to know so much about the Hells Angels,excuse me I meant to say, THINK YOU know anything about the Hells Angels and who they are, what they are, how they are, and how they live their lives? Have any of you yellow bellied, judgemental, bigots spent one minute with any of the thousands of members across the world? (FYI the minute you spent peeing down both legs when a pack of them flew by you on the freeway and you remembered the words, which came out the gaping hole in your neck you posted here and thought they were after you does not count! ) I laugh at the things you have made up in your pathetic narrow minds about these guys. It only proves to all who read these comments, how meaningless, unhappy, and pathetic you feel your life is. So pathetic you cannot even begin to comprehend what these men truly stand for you only wish you could be like them. Tell me something, you stated your typical 2010 Hells Angel member or prospect is" low quality bottom feeders who most of the time are not even real bikers but more of just a slob a lug of a thug with a 7th grade school mentality who is really an insecure redneck wannabee biker who has long hair tattoos hooked on crank/meth has a new shiny HD bike and he needs a bath.” You do not get out much do you? It must be lonely being you. It must really eat away at your soul, that every day you go to your pathetic little job, and then come home to your pathetic little home, sit in your pathetic little house, and wallow in self-pity because your existence in this world can be summed in a three-word sentence. “Taking up space." While these so called "bottom feeders with the mentality of a 7th grader, are writing novels, becoming actors, legitamite respected influential business men, entreupaneurs,ect..ect..and making a difference in this world and will be remembered. I have personally had the honor of meeting many of the Hells Angels across the world I can for fact state many that have accomplished great things in their life. But what impressed me the most about the Hells Angels is there loyalty, honor, and commitment, not only to themselves, but there fellow brother, there country, to always be true and stand up for what they believe in and there right to be who they want to be, and live a life of freedom which so many of them fought for this country to be. To not become a prisoner with in their own world because a bunch of corrupted government officials who have committed more illegal and in justice acts than all the members of the Hells Angels could in their life time have the ability to manipulate and scare people in to believing that if you take a stand instead of becoming there robot they will take your freedom. There are all walks of life in this world, some bad, and some good. To judge one by a name, or because they believe in something or someone and will fight for their freedom to live and be the way they want to be, well in my opinion makes you nothing but white 'DESERT TRASH" No pun intended of course. Just because you cannot look yourself in the mirror, every morning does not give you the right to smut up men’s lives and character you know absolutely nothing about. Support Your Local PHX 81 & all Red & White around the world. L&R always LIL'P

Walter's School
Walter's School

@ Kingman ------- Sounds like your Daddy must of molested you. What's the last thing "you" did for this Community? What - Gay Rights? King is getting called on being lame & not what our Community - (not in Hells Angels btw) loved about PHX New Times & the courage some of their Journalists show by not sucking up to AZ;s historical crap.

Jshopping
Jshopping

James King you're a smug little jerk who doesn't belong in the New Times --- "lawless Thugs" --- LOL ----- what a little wiener you are ------------- LOL

justthefacts
justthefacts

"We called Lee Cole, president of the Hells Angels' Phoenix chapter,". "He didn't immediately get back to us." Don't hold your breath or take this too personal James, he doesn't call anyone back! Your best bet for a discussion with Mr. Cole (or with any club member) is to accept the many invitations extended to you and stop in at one of the club houses. You are sure to find many members available on any given Friday evening.

Mike Yevtuck
Mike Yevtuck

send your letters of support to convicted kiddy porn peddler and hells angels reno nevada member dave burgess at his prison cell address at dave burgess inmate #41278-78-18 po box 1010 bastrop texas 78602. this is the kind of filth they let into the hells angels nowdays. chomo child molesters and kiddy porn diddlers and computer kiddy porn salesmen.

Janrud
Janrud

I think it's really sad when you put a man like James King in charge of reporting the news but doesn't feel the need to get his facts correct. Mr. King, I'm guessing you are a vagos supporter because how else could you be so wrong about what happened that day. You certainly didn't know that the vagos did not need to drive or ride in front of the HA members house as there is a more direct and faster way to get to the vagos members house. You also didn't know that there was 20 or more vagos in that immediate area with more than 20 or more on their way up from the valley and the Ash Fork area........Hum, barbeque.....I think not! Vago members riding back and forth in front of a HA members house when there was no need to!? And as far as shooting practice. Again, what you fail to know or realize is that when the police got there they confiscated 5 hand guns from the HA and 25+ guns from the Vago's; which included, hand guns, shot guns and long range rifles with scopes!!!! Most of the rounds that the police recovered where from the vago's firearms.........long range rifles with scopes....seriously! Since 4 of the vagos where hit (with hand guns) and only 1 of the HA members was hit who do you think needs target practice? And to one of the comments on this blog, I guess it was the vagos who were all tweeked out! Again Mr. King the fact that your article got published and none of these comments ever will saddens me. You should really start taking your job a little more seriously! Normally I would never comment on any of this S**t because frankly everyone is entitled to their opinion. But in your case I just couldn't help myself. And one last thing. To all the vagos making comments about the HA riding pink bikes. At least they don't ride with the cops and aren't finger pointers.......SHAME ON YOU!

BONNYSARGER
BONNYSARGER

the hells angels have alot of enemy's now days. its like they have targets on their backs. they are hated by the east coast pagans mc and outlaws mc and in the west they are hated by the mongols mc,bandidos mc,vagos mc and other 1%er clubs. the only 1%ers who like the HA are the warlocks mc back east and in florida and sons of silence in Colorado and Iowa. they dont have alot of friends so stay away from them. they are being huinted down by other 1%er clubs.

 1960S BIKER
1960S BIKER

maybe the writer of this story james king could give the hells angels some pistol shooting tips and lessons at a local shooting range in the desert as he thinks they are bad shots. he also seems to think he is a comic and that he is very funny. my advice to james is to report the facts of the story and knock off the wise ass comments before you end up in the desert face down in the dirt with a moon roof in the back of your head. these guys and other gangs like the aryan brotherhood, la eme,crips,bloods.ms-13,hells angels,mongols, etc dont like you poking fun at them for being bad shots. joking around with them in the world they live in thats considered a disrespectful thing to be joking about. just like in the prison yard and there you would get stabbed. and they do and will hunt wise guys like you down eventually so wise up james and cut the comedy out of your story. your messing with organized crime not punks on a street corner with a spray can doing graffiti. these types of men you should not mess with or joke around with. they are very serious people. and they use violence and death to get their point across to others. respect them or pay the price.

FTOT
FTOT

You pink girls need to quit threatening this reporter for saying you girls can't shoot worth a crap. You need to go stand around and model your pink tennis shoes and leave the motorcycles and guns to the real bikers.

LBG
LBG

everyone is a badass when behind a keyboard,you buch of lames!!!SUPPORT YOUR LOCO HELLS ANGELS!!!

Peter Fonda
Peter Fonda

What? Now the Angels are getting sh*t for NOT killing anyone? These stories are so fictional it makes me lol - James King reports from reports handed to him with an end result not any different than the child's game of telephone. At least he actually picked up a phone & called a local Member; that's a novel idea. If Angels actually talked to outsiders their side of the story could be told but they tend to keep to themselves. The Vagos are most likely insulter by James King or the Police that wrote the report as Los Vagos ---- surprised they were not accussed of being illegals with a Latin name and all. AZ is now known everywhere for being an ignorant biggoted state.

SOA
SOA

SLEEPY JIM JIM...stop being so afraid of them you're acting like a fucking girl.....these fuckers fight in packs like fucking little pussies and have to use guns, they'll never use their fucking fists cause they're too fucking fat!... you don't even know what old street respect is!....

keep up the good fucking work James!

Ricky
Ricky

knucles not bullets....if your aim is off with a punch you swing again...if your aim is off with a gun you might hit something...ie a kid,dad, or mom....not even in the issue. i think even the 5th dentist might be swayed on this issue...ride free....

Doodah
Doodah

James King. Come on.

KIM
KIM

maybe the Hells Angels should use james king as a practice target.

Brian
Brian

the VAGOS MC not the los vagos. get it right.

SLEEPY JIM JIM
SLEEPY JIM JIM

keep up the HA smart ass shit talk James King and pretty soon the Hells Angels themselves will be paying a visit to the new times office and crew in Phoenix Arizona.. i seen it happen before in the past when idiots and hack journalist like JAMES KING kept insulting the angels. you might end up learning have learn some old street Respect the hard way. James King is proof that hack journalist yuppies are not the smartest people on the earth.its actually pretty stupid and very dangerous to insult the Hells Angels in print. the last guy who did that got shot. a few have been beat up pretty bad to.

Factsarefacts
Factsarefacts

Well Roperdave, guess it has been some time since you hooked up with Lee. Guess you are not aware that Lee is a gigolo that preys on women, rips them off then laughs about it. Guess you weren't aware that in the years since Lee patched over he is a hypocrite, he is a liar and a thief and does not give second thought to how he carries himself while wearing his HA patch. He, like a few of his other brothers wear their patch as 'celebrities' and claim to be true to the brotherhood while dancing all over that patch. There is a reason why the DD patched over to the HA. It could have been a good thing, but a few of the DD after they patched over did not forget their dirty ways, Lee is one of them. So, Lee gave the nod for you to gain entrance into the CC Clubhouse. No doubt he thought you could benefit him in some way. He does nothing kind unless he thinks there is a reward in it for himself.

Guest
Guest

You got it Mike.  I'm in.

Desert Trash
Desert Trash

the vagos are known snitches,ratas ,rats, and informers. a few of them were singing like canary's to the pigs. they were telling the pigs everything. back in my day a biker never ever talked to the man aka the fuzz!

EAT ME
EAT ME

not only that mr bonny sarger but the hells angels members today are a very low quality bottom feeder breed of bug compared to the real hells angels back in the days of the 1960s 70s and 80s. the hells angels started going down hill in the mid 1990s and have now become a rolling 2 wheeled joke of t shirt salesmen living off the bad ass reputation of those angels of the past who paved the way for these modern day idiots and twits. the quality of guy they are letting prospect and letting in to the club is sad. low quality bottom feeders who most of the time are not even real bikers but more of just a slob a lug of a thug with a 7th grade school mentality who is really an insecure redneck wannabee biker who has long hair tattoos hooked on crank/meth has a new shiny HD bike and he needs a bath. that is your hells angels prospect and members of 2010. i forgot about the shave headed bald ones they have now. boy do they look stupid.

BOOMER
BOOMER

IM A REAL HELLS ANGELS MEMBER AND A WELL KNOWN BAD ASS NOT JUST A 81 SUPPORTER. BOOMER BAKER IS MY NAME.

Desert Trash
Desert Trash

dont forget people in Arizona are also gun toting knife wearing white trash ignorant cracker desert free spirited rednecks. i for one am very proud to be one of these desert cowpoke hillbilly's myself. the rebel flag or stars and bars is my flag of pride. Lynyrd Skynyrd, Charlie Daniels band is my music of choice.

Skrdolan
Skrdolan

Hey soa your a snitch piece of shit ...how bout someone beats the fat off of you ya little bitch ass

Chico
Chico

Dear SOA pretend tv motorcycle gang member groupie. Sleepy Jim Jim Brandes is an older Hells Angels member from the Oakland California chapter. he is now about 67 years old.if you were a real biker you would know this stuff. besides did you know that the HA supply bike parts and work on the bikes on the fake biker tv show the sons of anarchy? SOA. the whole tv show and the styles of bikes they ride in the show is and are based on the HA in northern california. when was the last time you used your fist or even got into a fist fight?

Lwyrsgunscash
Lwyrsgunscash

Mr. King was only reporting what he had read from the KPHO.com site. And yes, they got it wrong re "Los Vagos". Point is, kind of a novel idea I guess, researching facts before publishing. It is apparent Mr. King forms his opinions by reading crap from other news sources. If 'news sources' can't get the name correct, what within their reporting can be considered as fact? This type of 'journalism' has become the norm of the mainstream news. Such a pity that the once honorable New Times has resorted to accepting and publishing such dodgy journalism.

Alehound
Alehound

How do you insult a bunch of 4th grade educated, smelly, meth freaks? Obviously it's hard to aim properly when your nervous system is jacked up on tweak. Represent hillbillies. Some basic handgun courses couldn't hurt. (don't want innocents getting hit)

Take a nap jimbo....

James King
James King

If you read any of the stuff I write you'll see I would have written the same thing no matter who it was that missed their target more than 45 times. I understand the reputation of the Hells Angels -- they're "tough guys." I'm not disputing that. But I'm not gonna treat them any different than I'd treat anyone else just because many of the club's members are lawless thugs.

Skrdolan
Skrdolan

Factsarefacts obviously does not know shit bout lee cole or what he represents. He saved my life and I have no patch though now I realize how tight their family is I would do what it takes to ride with their family ...if that means stompin on some desert trash

Deeno47
Deeno47

There was a time back in the day when a couple select clubs were known to put out some quality "CRANK" P2P. Washed in Ether dope here in Oregon. That was a Long time ago... I don't know about now days. But the H A.. Wasn't even allowed to have a club or chapter in Oregon back then. And I've only witnessed a couple lone H.A's passing through very very quickly on I-5 Flying their colors. If my memory serves me correctly the H.A. Was asked, or told to stay out of Oregon. As far as I can tell that still holds true today ! ! ! I no longer associate with outlaw clubs. However, there are some very COOL independent scooter tramps who bless our city with warm vibes & some really awesome "OLD SCHOOL" Bikes. . .

Aardvarkrh
Aardvarkrh

RIP  BOOMER...,  You will be missed!Just another old biker, Best, Rich 

Billy
Billy

RIP Boomer - 2/19/11

Desert Trash
Desert Trash

AND IM ALSO A PECKER WOOD. BETTER KNOWN IN THE PRISON YARD AS A WOOD.

Kingman
Kingman

I love how that these fat-f*** bikers are threatening JK and telling him that he thinks he's so tough from behind a computer, when all I see are the same, pink-wearing biker-wannabe f*** sitting behind a computer as well.

James, don't be to worried about these Santa Clause look-a-likes. They're too busy smoking meth and listening to Justin Bieber to get off their fat asses. Plus, even if they do, assume they are bringing guns. I'd be more worried about the board side of the barn behind you (which they couldn't hit anyways).

Hell's Angels, go f*** yourselves. Find something better to do with your lives then harassing journalists. I know that Daddy beat/molested you as children, so now you are trying to be all tough. If you didn't suck so much, and possibly did something useful in your communities, maybe people wouldn't hate your guts so much.

Leather-clad biker fags.

 81 Cowboy
81 Cowboy

its sounds like james king is a little worried now. was that his idea of an apology to the angels? james you talk pretty big from behind your computer. why not come meet us in person at any of our local HAMC clubhouses and get to know us. i can give you names and the address of any of our local club houses and club members when ever your ready to meet us in person. we already know where you are anyway. by the way pistols are made for shooting targets at close range. rifles are made for shooting at targets farther away. the guys were shooting pistols that day at moving targets far away. so it only makes sense that they might miss their targets. any ex military man would naturally know this stuff. james sounds like your typical weak snot nosed yuppie draft dodger who never had to fight for his freedom or his country. trust me james you would shit in your tan yuppie docker trousers if you talked to us in person. i know you dont have what it takes to back up your big internet tough guy talk in person. your a mommy's boy like most soft fat out of shape yuppies.if you got some thing to say to us be man enough to say it to our faces. HELLS ANGEL, COWBOY CAVE CREEK ARIZONA HELLS ANGELS.

USA BETTY
USA BETTY

why don't YOU, Kingman (ite) go $%$*&^ yourself. What? you asked for a bigger $#% and became one instead? I am a spouse. Not once!!!! has my husband hit me, or raised a hand at me. We are BOTH college graduates. Hows the GED comin' for you? I bet I could hit the side of a barn! Wanna watch?

LARRY
LARRY

stop by the Hells Angels phoenix clubhouse at 147 west mojave to meet me in person. i promise not to hide behind my computer if you show up.

FTW
FTW

i like to threaten people from s amboy new jersey myself. one guys name is mike yuvtuck a known lover of hells angels member dave burgess.

 HA  HOWIE
HA HOWIE

ALEHOUND, HA Cowboy has a really good looking long blond haired wife named Kelly. beating her would never cross his mind im sure. Kelly is one of the best looking blond haired chicks in the city of phoenix. i shit you not! if you saw her you would be jealous. cowboy and Kelly are easily found at the Steele horse saloon on Fridays and Saturday nights after 9pm with the whole local 81 crew. stop in a meet them at 19th ave and bell road in north phoenix AZ. or stop by the cave creek HA clubhouse at 21448 n 24th ave in north phoenix az. ask for me, Howie HELLS ANGELS CAVE CREEK ARIZONA.

Alehound
Alehound

Shut up and go beat yer ol lady some more. Homo.

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