Thursday, December 22, 2016

Shooter at HA East Village headquarters 'tried to defend himself'

Hells Angels wannabe Anthony Iovenitti, 52, charged with shooting a man who moved a parking cone outside the gang’s East Village headquarters was portrayed by his lawyer as a hardworking tradesman who merely tried to defend himself.

Bronx residents say Iovenitti is a live wire when it comes to defending the club’s turf. He was arrested in October for allegedly pushing another victim — who fell into a fire hydrant and hit his head — near the clubhouse in July. When the victim pushed away one of the orange cones the clubhouse routinely puts out to hold spaces, sources say Iovenitti went nuts and threw the first punch.
Detectives have busted a 52-year-old Bronx man for a shooting over a parking spot outside the Hells Angels’ East Village clubhouse earlier this month. Cops say prospect Anthony Iovenitti shot David Martinez, 25, during a brawl outside the E. 3rd St. club house early Dec. 11. The 1:20 a.m. fracas started after Martinez and four friends pulled up in a black Mercedes-Benz, and Martinez moved an orange cone placed in front of the clubhouse. Martinez’s friend was driving, and he wanted to pass a livery cab on the street. Cop sources said a club member came outside to confront Martinez, and threw the first punch.

When Martinez knocked the suspect to the ground, the man whipped out a gun and fired a bullet into Martinez’s stomach, cops said.
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