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Officials Know Who Killed Hells Angel

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An unidentified member of Hells Angels. (credit: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

An unidentified member of Hells Angels. (credit: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

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RENO, Nev. (AP) — The chief prosecutor in Reno says police have identified a rival gang member as the man suspected of killing of the president of the Hells Angels’ San Jose chapter in a casino shootout last weekend.

Washoe County District Attorney Richard Gammick told The Associated Press on Wednesday that investigators have known from the beginning the identity of the Vagos gang member suspected of shooting and killing 51-year-old Jeffery “Jethro” Pettigrew.

Gammick says the suspect apparently has been in hiding since Friday night’s gun battle that also wounded two Vagos members.

Gammick says he has no doubt the Hells Angels know who the killer is, too.

He says if they “get their hands on him” first, the suspect probably won’t make it to a trial in Reno.

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