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One Christopher Ablett of Modesto is being sought tonight in connection with the slaying of San Francisco Hell’s Angel Chapter President Mark “Papa” Guardado according to KRON TV newscast. The only details to this point, according to the report, is that police have searched a house in Modesto, California and found evidence connecting Ablett to the crime.
Details are forthcoming and little is known. The report flashed a picture of the suspect who was reported to be 35 years old, brown hair, with little other information available.
San Francisco Hell’s Angel Chapter president Mark “Papa” Guardado was shot and killed after a struggle only blocks from the ‘Frisco clubhouse according to reports from the San Francisco Chronicle today.
The murder took place at approximately 10:30pm when Guardado and an unknown assailant were engaged in what Lt. Mike Stasko of SFPD’s homicide detail described as “They had a wrestling match first,” Then “the guy shot him(Guardado) , and he got on his motorcycle and left.”
Speculation after the incident ran wild with the most prominent scenario’s being a rival biker gang hit by the Mongols or any number of other gangs in the area. Guardado’s attorney Patrick Ciocca had a different take on the slain Angel:
“He really was an all-around good guy. There are hundreds, if not thousands, of people who are going to miss him dearly.”
On the other side of the ledger is Sonoma County prosecutor Victoria Shanahan’s take on Guardado who she described as “was an extremely dangerous gang member,”
California has long had the reputation as a driving mecca where the culture demands and honors the automobile. No place on earth was this more true than Los Angeles where citizen take their driving and love of cars to a new level.
In either case the nation was introduced to“road rage” the newest form of anger on the road. No longer was it good enough to flip some _sshole off or tailgate them into the guardrail. Now people were actually pulling out guns and attempting to kill the “offending” driver.
Latest Arrest: Tale of Road Rage
Today a unnamed, as of yet, 19 year old El Cerrito man wasarrested on suspicion of shooting Hells Angel William McLean on Highway 101 near Corte Madera according to local rag the Marin Independent Journal. Earlier in the week, Jessica Andrea Gordon, 20 years old, of Mill Valley was arrested for the murder and held under tight security at the Marin County Jail.
Evidence: Leave It Around The House
Investigators have found the truck a red Dodge Durango and they recovered a 9mm handgun from the suspects residence in Richmond, California. The gun is being tested for ballistics and will surely come back as the murder weapon.
What we have are two babies being charged with a very adult crime for which either one or both will spend the remainder of their life behind bars paying for their crime. Douglas Horngrad the attorney representing Jessica Gordon is vehemently denying that she was the shooter stating:
“Under no construction of the facts here do police believe for one second that she’s the shooter,” Horngrad said. “I’m absolutely certain that she is not guilty of murder.”
The results are one innocent man murdered and two lives ruined for what? Somebody was cut off in traffic? Somebody was tailgating? Somebody made a gesture? Are any of these things even remotely worth the results?
And by the way, if you think for a moment that the 19 year old male suspect or Ms Gordon’s lives are worth a plug nickel if they somehow beat this case–think again. The “81” will never forget.
The latest news about the recent drive-by shooting death of a Hell’s Angel member, on crowded Highway 101 north, has begun to slowly come out. Here is what we know so far according to media sources.
Details So Far
1. The victim was shot while riding in a white Chevy truck; approximate time 8:15pm Saturday night
2. The Hells Angels were traveling to Sonoma County, up 101 north, after attending the funeral of Angel Julian Serrano in Daly City
3. The Shooter’s vehicle described as a red SUV may have been a Dodge Durango
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4. The shooting happened between Tiburon Blvd in Mill Valley and the Paradise Dr. exit in Corte Madera
5. The police are “pretending” (my words) that they don’t know whether this shooting was a random act of violence or a hit.
Commentary: Give me a freaking break! Anybody stupid enough to take a random shot at a group of Hells Angels riding in formation behind a truck is absolutely crazy. That is HIGHLY unlikely.
6. The Shooter’s vehicle exited 101 and escaped. . . IJ “It was unclear whether the other Hells Angels members chased the vehicle and obtained a license plate number, but none was provided to investigators.”
Commentary: Are the cops kidding? Do they really think that if the Angels ran down a plate number they would hand it over to the cops?
“Did He Really Say That Quote of the Day” : IJ “We’re hoping that the members of the club (81) will be open and honest and provide as much information as possible.” Yes and I am hoping that Santa Claus will land on my roof and deliver a big bag of cash on Christmas Day.
7. An unnamed law enforcement agency confiscated the guest sign-in book at the funeral parlor and took surveillance photos of the funeral attendees
Perception is not always reality in this case or the most infamous case involving the “81”: Altamont
As first reported, new details have emerged about the drive-by shooting of a Hell’s Angel last night which resulted in the death of the victim. Originally thought to be riding a Harley in a pack of Angels heading north on Highway 101, the victim was actually riding in a white Chevrolet pickup truck that was leading the pack north.
Bikers have been known to use a war wagon that carries bike parts, “supplies”, and other equipment that the bikers do not have room to carry or do not want to carry on their person or bike.
Worse yet is the fact that these types of open executions are often followed by retaliation and the spark that ignites a full scale biker war. Northern California long the stronghold of the Hell’s Angels, has been invaded recently by the Angel’s most hated enemy the Mongols. The Mongols were the Angel’s adversary in the now legendary Laughlin, Nevada casino mayhem that included shooting and stabbing victims.
The details to this point are sketchy but local television news stations are reporting tonight that a member of the Hell’s Angels was shot and killed along a stretch of heavily traveled 101 freeway in Marin County. According to CHP spokesman, the biker was traveling north through Corte Madera when he was shot. The victim managed to hang on to his Harley as he exited the main Corte Madera exit off of 101.
Within a minute the rider was in the parking lot of the nearby CHP headquarters seeking assistance for his wounds. Not long after his arrival, the unnamed Hell’s Angel was pronounced dead in the parking lot.