Bradley Burritt Lutzow, was murdered on February 17th.
Lutzow, along with John Lindeman, was one of two men shot and killed following an altercation at the QuikTrip convenience store and gas station in the Sunnyslope section of Phoenix. Initial reports of the murder on this page, and in the Arizona Republic, were based on a press release issued by the Phoenix Police Department. The Republic also obtained additional comments from an unnamed police source.
Both Lutzow and Lindeman were members of a motorcycle club called the “Association of Recovering Motorcyclists (A.R.M.)” Members of A.R.M. qualify to wear a three piece, orange and white patch.
A.R.M. is not a member of the Arizona Confederation of Clubs, is not one of the handful of obvious Arizona clubs that do not belong to the Confederation and is not a Native American club. The official police statement said the two men died as a result of a brawl between “rival motorcycle gangs.” The official statement also misspelled Lindeman’s name as “Lindenman.”
An informed source with knowledge of the case has stated that neither victim was riding a motorcycle at the time of the incident. Neither man had any arrest record. The same, single source has stated that Lindeman may not even have owned a motorcycle at the time of the shooting.
The A.R.M. is no more a gang than the Boy Scouts or the Harley Owners Group. The A.R.M. describes itself as a fraternity of, “…bikers who have chosen to remain clean and sober without forsaking the lifestyle of brotherhood in the wind. We have been able to grow through our respect for other MCs in our areas and by respecting the individuality of our members.”
Bradley Lutzow was a long time resident of Durand, Illinois. He was a machinist. He was a veteran of the United States Navy and a member of the Durand United Methodist Church, the A.R.M., and Alcoholics Anonymous.
He is survived by his widow Kelly Lutzow; his children and stepchildren, Traci Lutzow, Devan Millard and Caiti Millard; his parents, Earl and Alyce Lutzow; his brothers, Brian and David; his sister, Diane Folkes; and seven nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be celebrated tomorrow, February 26th, in Durand at 1 pm.
Bradley Burritt Lutzow turned 45 just 12 days before he died.
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