Shootout On Yuma Drive

August 24, 2010

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An eyewitness to the gunfight between members of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club and members of the Vagos Motorcycle Club in Chino Valley, Arizona last Saturday describes it as “an ambush.”

No Vago or Hells Angel has talked to this page about this incident. Most clubs enforce a “don’t talk to reporters rule.”

According to the witness, approximately 25 full patch Vagos were on their way to a family birthday party, which included women and children, at a house located at 2920 Yuma Drive in Chino Valley.

Yuma Drive is about a mile west of Route 89. Chino Valley is a mostly rural, incorporated area about 50 miles south of Ash Fork and about 20 miles north of Prescott.

The Source’s Account

There were two packs of Vagos,” the witness said. “The first pack had between five and seven riders in it. The second pack with about 20 Vagos was a half mile behind the first pack.” The witness said between six and eight Hells Angels, prospects or supporters were in the front yard of a gray, stucco house at 2640 Yuma Drive. “No one is sure how many full patches were on the HA side,” the witness said. “As the Vagos got closer to the house the HA reached into saddle bags on several of the bikes and opened fire on the Vagos as they rode by.”

According to the witness one Vago was shot in the leg and at least one other bike was hit. The Vagos laid down their bikes and returned fire. “The second pack rode up and the HA ran into the house for cover and began shooting from there,” the witness said. “When the Vagos chase cars got there the shooting was pretty much over but the Angels then got into cars and began patrolling outside the house (at 2640 Yuma Drive) while the Vagos returned to the member’s house up the street (at 2920 Yuma Drive.)

Police arrived about 15 minutes after the shooting stopped. In a press release issued Sunday, a Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office spokesman said “at least 50 rounds were fired during the shooting.”

The Police

Police from numerous departments flooded Yuma Drive after the gunfight. Besides the Yavapai County Sheriff’s, the departments who responded included the Chino Valley Police Department; United States Forest Service; the Arizona Department of Public Safety; the Prescott and Prescott Valley Police Departments; Agents from Arizona’s notorious Gang and Immigration Intelligence Enforcement Mission (GIITEM pronounced like Get ‘em;) and Agents of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

Authorities believe at least one injured man, “was assisted away from the scene in an unknown vehicle. Detectives are hoping to locate this individual.” Four other people are known to have been injured in the shootout. As usually happens, the authorities have not yet named any of the victims or suspects. At least one gunshot victim was carried out of the house at 2640 Yuma Drive on a stretcher and helicoptered to the John C. Lincoln North Mountain Hospital in Sunnyslope, north of Phoenix. That victim has been reported to be Joby Walters, a long time and respected member of the Hells Angels Motorcycle Club and a former member of the Angels’ Skull Valley charter

Residents of both houses were kicked out for 13 hours while the homes were ransacked. Twenty-seven people were arrested after the police arrived. The charges against those rounded up include Attempted Homicide, Aggravated Assault, Endangerment, Participation in a Criminal Street Gang, and Unlawful Assembly.

An informed source describes the charges as “bogus.” As of Monday, all but one of the Vagos had been released from custody. That remaining man is expected to be released today.

Authorities also impounded “several motorcycles.”

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20 Responses to “Shootout On Yuma Drive”

  1. tiger Says:

    Welcome back rebel

  2. AVAGOVFFV Says:

    Welcome back…

    Now stop calling me “Dear”… ;o)

  3. Rebel Says:

    Dear A Vago,

    Ain’t no thing.

    Rebel

  4. AVAGOVFFV Says:

    Rebel,

    That was not directed at you it was meant for the dimwits that continue to stir the bucket all over the internet and are not patch holders of either club. Seems the cheerleaders like to talk shit but have no sack to man up and prospect.

    Sorry for the confusion Rebel…

    arizona kracker Says:
    January 21st, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    lol. try asking someone involved instead of f*ckin rumors. thats whats wrong with people… get the facts straight, and f*ck vagos. http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/pages/Phoenix-81-Support/112748545438480
    chicken head collector Says:
    January 30th, 2011 at 10:55 pm

    Arizona kracker
    Don’t care about rumors I only care about how you chicken heads tried to get the drop on vagos like a bunch of rats hiding in your houses and shooting at real mother f*ckers who would destroy you in a real one on one f*ck em till their feathers fall off
    arizona kracker Says:
    August 20th, 2011 at 8:01 am

    hey chicken head collector. your a scared ass bitch yourself. people like you need to just stay to sucking cock and taking it in the ass. a real internet warrior you are. bet if i or anyone else got up on your ass, bet you shit your panties. now that i have your email addy and track where you are, i will be sure to pass it on to the brothers in your area. punk ass

  5. Rebel Says:

    Dear a Vago,

    I am not sure who I disrespected, although i am sure there are many candidates. The Sober Riders are the first club that pops into mind. The Vagos? I think I have always had the utmost respect for both the Vagos and the Angels and I think I have been discrete about discussing any differences the two clubs have had. And, the respect is genuine.

    As for me being a “punk,” you don’t fucking know me.

    Rebel

  6. AVAGOVFFV Says:

    Stop the shit talking… Do not disrespect any club on the internet regardless of your personal feelings be a man not a punk.

  7. arizona kracker Says:

    hey chicken head collector. your a scared ass bitch yourself. people like you need to just stay to sucking cock and taking it in the ass. a real internet warrior you are. bet if i or anyone else got up on your ass, bet you shit your panties. now that i have your email addy and track where you are, i will be sure to pass it on to the brothers in your area. punk ass

  8. chicken head collector Says:

    Arizona kracker
    Don’t care about rumors I only care about how you chicken heads tried to get the drop on vagos like a bunch of rats hiding in your houses and shooting at real mother f*ckers who would destroy you in a real one on one f*ck em till their feathers fall off

  9. arizona kracker Says:

    lol. try asking someone involved instead of f*ckin rumors. thats whats wrong with people… get the facts straight, and f*ck vagos. http://www.facebook.com/home.php#!/pages/Phoenix-81-Support/112748545438480

  10. Jenna Massoli Says:

    ONLY A TRUE OUTLAW M.C. WOULD HAVE ENOUGH “I DON’T GIVE A FUCK” ATTITUDE TO SHOOT AT A PACK FROM THEIR OWN HOUSE. THAT’S JUST TOO FUCKIN’ CRAZY!

  11. Rebel Says:

    Dear Philo,

    I don’t know.

    Rebel

  12. Philo Says:

    Any truth to the rumor that the vagos had stolen the scooter of the ha member who lived at the house?

  13. ANARCHYFACTORY Says:

    rumors can get in the way of facts I’m sure

    Respect, Steve

  14. Rebel Says:

    Dear Anarchy Factory.

    I haven’t heard that.

    Rebel

  15. ANARCHYFACTORY Says:

    Was there a third club in the AZ shooting ?

    Respect, Steve

  16. JAMES Says:

    When will people ever learn, you’re only making FED. CASES easier with this ignorance.

  17. Rebel Says:

    Dear Demo Man,

    I protect sources. If there is anything else I should know, or people should know, feel free to tell me. I just tell the story I hear.

    Rebel

  18. BroadwayJoe Says:

    I am thinking that target practice and combat training should be made mandatory for these 1%ers. Their fighting abilities leave a lot to be desired.

  19. Demo Man Says:

    funny how there is always someone who sees everything, or knows someone or is a so called expert or “reliable sourse”, yet there never heard from or seem to always dissapear when there 5 min of fame is over. we dont get to face our accusers anymore, and are always guilty until proven innocent.

  20. troyez Says:

    Drugs?! How did drugs get thrown into the mix? The female reporter has some preconceived notion of how motorcycle “gangs,” operate doesn’t she? In all of the write ups I’ve seen on this, there was no mention of drugs. Is it wishful thinking on her part?
    T

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