Hells Angels trial set 2 years after Las Vegas-area freeway shooting involving rival Vagos

Report: Hells Angels shoot Vagos motorcycle members on a highway near Las Vegas.
Report: Hells Angels shoot Vagos motorcycle members on a highway near Las Vegas.(KVVU)
Published: May. 15, 2023 at 2:13 PM PDT
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LAS VEGAS (AP) — A trial date has been set for seven alleged Hells Angels members in a Las Vegas-area freeway shooting that authorities said injured rival Vagos motorcycle gang members almost a year ago.

Clark County District Court Judge Tierra Jones on Monday scheduled trial for May 28, 2024. That will be one day short of the two-year anniversary of the shooting.

The judge last week cut from 39 to 17 the number of charges against defendants including the including the Hells Angels Las Vegas chapter president, Richard Devries. She decided they won’t face racketeering or gang charges.

Devries and the men identified as Hells Angels members or associates — Russell Smith, Stephen Alo, Cameron Treich, Taylor Rodriguez, Aaron Chun and Rayann Mollasgo — have pleaded not guilty to all charges including attempted murder, conspiracy to commit murder, battery and assault with weapons. The men remain free on bail. Each could face up to 40 years in prison if convicted of attempted murder with a weapon.

No one died, but police said seven people were treated at hospitals for wounds or injuries following gunfire among motorcycle riders on Interstate 11 in Henderson after a Memorial Day weekend ceremony at a veterans cemetery in Boulder City.