Thursday, May 18, 2023

HA Las Vegas against Vagos MC - update VII

A trial has been scheduled for May 28, 2024. That will be one day short of the two-year anniversary of the shooting on US-95. A Las Vegas judge dismissed racketeering charges against HA accused of opening fire at rivals. Eight were indicted after the May 29 shooting between the Hells Angels and Vagos MC, including Richard Devries, 67, president of the Las Vegas Hells Angels. The judge agreed with defense arguments that an indictment from prosecutors failed to properly specify which defendants engaged in which alleged racketeering activities.
Richard John Devries, Russell Smith, and Stephen Alo were indicted on a whooping 35 felony charges. A witness provided video that showed three men wearing Hells Angels colours riding up to the Vagos members before shots rang out on US-95. Cops describe the attack as an ambush.

Bail for each man was $380k.
The shooting involving rival Hells Angels and Vagos may have been retaliation for the killing of a man several weeks previously. Full patch HA James Vincent Dickson, 32, was killed by a Vagos at a bar in San Bernardino.

John Richard 'Rizzo' Devries
The leader of the Las Vegas Hells Angels and two prospects face charges of attempted murder after firing at members of the Vagos. John Richard 'Rizzo' Devries, 66, president of the Hells Angels in Las Vegas, was arrested with two prospects, Stephen Alo, 46, and Russell Smith, 26. Six members of the Vagos gang were shot by Hells Angels who chased them down after an incident at Hoover Dam. Devries, Alo and Smith each face six counts of attempted murder, one count of conspiracy to commit murder, six counts of battery with a deadly weapon and six counts of discharging a firearm into a vehicle.