Lawfuel.com – The Casino shooting of 54-year-old California Hells Angels leader Jeffrey Pettigrew has sparked a series of consequences that could have longer ranging consequences than just the killing of the leader in the Nugget Casino Resort.
A state of emergency has already been declared in Sparks, Nevada but other matters including more gang violence are also on the cards.
Already two members of a rival gang to Hells Angels were injuring in the casino shooting after the fight, which broke out at the casino on Friday. It involved members of Hells Angels and the Vagos motorcycle clubs.
But Jeffrey “Jethro” Pettigrew, who was president of the San Jose chapter of Hell’s Angels, died from a gunshot wound in the casino fight.
Hells Angels member Cesar Villagrana, 36, was arrested by police and charged with assault with a deadly weapon and possession of a stolen firearm. But according to ABC, police don’t think he fired the shot that killed Pettigrew.
“Villagrana was seen on videotape shooting into the crowd during the incident,” authorities said in a statement. “However, it cannot be confirmed at this time if any of the projectiles struck the victims identified,” one report said.
But rivalry between the two gangs culminating in the Pettigrew shooting could lead to further violence and payback killings according to some sources and the question law enforcement personnel now need to answer is how to stop that occurring.