Nicholas K. “Re-Re” Norris, a member of the Black Pistons motorcycle Club, was shot in the head and killed by a man named Ron Stewart about 6:30 p.m. in Indianapolis on May 3.
Stewart began following Norris and another biker named Ryan Harrison, who were both carrying women on the backs of their bikes, near the intersection of East 16th and North Rural Street. Stewart cut them off after they stopped at a traffic light at the intersection with Brookside Parkway. The bikers yelled at Stewart and followed him for about ten blocks. Stewart replied by brandishing a .40 caliber automatic handgun at them.
When Stewart pulled into a First Cash Pawn Shop parking lot just west of Rural and East Michigan Streets the two bikers followed him with the intention of confronting him. Norris struck at the killer’s car with “a chrome ball attached to a leather strap.” Stewart exited his car and fired six shots. The fatal shot struck Norris in the back of the head. Stewart then drove away from the crime scene. Norris was pronounced dead at Eskenazi Hospital
Stewart, who lives in Bloomington, Indiana, later told police he thought the bikers were members of the American Outlaws Association, that he knew that Outlaws could be “dangerous” and that he acted in fear for his life. He told police he was only trying to frighten the men when he shot Norris in the back of the head. Stewart is charged with voluntary manslaughter.
Re-Re Norris was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and he was employed as a Low Voltage Technician for Hughes Integrated Systems.
He is survived by his companion Amanda L. Stone; his son, Gage W.R. Norris; his daughter, Karleigh J. Norris; his brother, Christopher M. Norris; his sister, Lisa A. Norris; and his club brothers.
Re-Re Norris turned 41 last October. He was buried last Saturday. He is remembered as a man who never met a stranger. He died with his boots on.
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